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North East

CAA completely insignificant in Assam: CM

GUWAHATI, MARCH 14: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday claimed that the CAA is completely insignificant in Assam, from where there will be the “least number of applications” for Indian citizenship.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had on Tuesday launched a portal for people eligible to apply for Indian citizenship under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019.
“CAA is completely insignificant in Assam; the State will have the least number of applications on the portal”, Sarma told a press conference here.
The Union Government had on Monday implemented the CAA, notifying the rules to fast-track citizenship for undocumented non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who came to India before December 31, 2014.
Sarma said the Act is very clear that the cut-off date for application of citizenship is December 31, 2014, and in Assam, with the updation of the National Register of Citizens, people who applied for it and did not find their names in that list, will only apply for CAA.
The CM also asserted that the BJP will win 13 out of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will return for a third term after the Lok Sabha polls, Sarma added. (PTI)