The Bihar assembly Tuesday passed a resolution not to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state. The assembly also passed a resolution to implement the National Population Register (NPR) in its 2010 form, without an amendment. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also written to the Centre seeking omission of 'Contentious Clauses' from the NPR forms.
Kumar told the assembly that there should be "no confusion" regarding how the NPR exercise would be carried out in the state and that nobody would be asked to furnish information like place and date of birth of one's parents.
Reading out the text of the letter to the Centre, he said it has also been proposed by the Bihar government that "transgenders" be included in the gender column of the NPR.
A strong opponent of National Register for Citizens (NRC) despite his alliance with the BJP, Kumar, however, disapproved of 'hauva' (bogey) of NRC being raised by the opposition despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's categorical statement that its countrywide implementation was not on the anvil.
Kumar said that CAA is a central act passed by Parliament which is currently pending with the Supreme Court.
(With PTI inputs)