Follow Rajdharma, RSS chief tells Tripura CM

NAGPUR: Mohan Bhagwat advised Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb to keep track of ‘Rajdharma’ (politics of values) while governing the eastern state. Deb was in the city to meet Bhagwat for the first time after taking over as CM. The two had an hourlong deliberations.

Deb landed in the city on Monday night and went to Reshimbagh facility of the RSS on Tuesday morning to pay homage to founder KB Hedgewar and later had a meeting with the RSS chief. “Being associated with the RSS, Nagpur has a special place in our hearts,” he said. Deb also visited Deekshabhoomi to pay respects to BR Ambedkar at his memorial.

In a brief interaction with media persons, Deb said there was no demand in his state for a citizen’s register like the National Register of Citizens () in to identify foreigners staying illegally in India.

He said it was not even a sensitive issue in Assam, where the final draft of the NRC was published on Monday with over 2.89 crore names out of the total 3.29 crore applicants in the north-eastern state. Around 40.07 lakh applicants did not find a place in the document as they could not provide proof of nationality.

“Everything is in order in Tripura and 98% residents have Aadhaar cards and process is on to give it to the rest,” the BJP leader said. Some people in politics having ‘foreign mindset’ were trying to vitiate the atmosphere, Deb alleged. The NRC contains names of Indian citizens of Assam.

Congress and Bengal CM Mamta Bannerjee have questioned the non-inclusion of over 40 lakh people in the final draft of NRC, alleging it was a ‘motivated’ action under the BJP that was trying to play ‘politics of polarization’.

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