Amit Shah clarifies on CAA, NRC

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi distanced the government from the controversial National Register of Citizens, Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said there was no need for debating it now as there was no discussion on the issue either in the Cabinet or Parliament and dismissed any link between NRC and the National Population Register (NPR).

“Today there is no need to debate this (Pan Indian NRC) as there is no discussion on it right now. The Prime Minister was right. There is no discussion on it yet either in the Cabinet or Parliament,” he said backing Modi on his statement at a Delhi rally on Sunday that his government has not discussed NRC after coming to power in 2014 except for implementing NRC in Assam.