15 Apr 2024

What BJP's Manifesto-2024 says about CAA-NRC?

Lok Sabha Election-2024: This time, Bharatiya Janata Party has removed the National Register of Citizens (NRC) from its election manifesto. This was an important election promise of BJP in its manifesto released for the last Lok Sabha elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday. BJP calls its manifesto as Sankalp Patra. This time it has been named 'Modi's Guarantee'.

There is no NRC in it, but there is mention of implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The manifesto says we have taken the historic step of enacting the Citizenship Amendment Act and we will implement it to provide citizenship to all eligible persons.

On the other hand, the party's manifesto in 2019 said that there has been a major change in the cultural and linguistic identity of some areas due to illegal immigration, which has adversely affected the livelihood of the local people.

It was said the government will quickly complete the NRC process in these areas. In future, NRC will be implemented in other parts of the country also in a phased manner., said the manifesto in 2019.

Assam is the only state where NRC was first prepared in 1951 and it was updated in 2019 on the orders of the Supreme Court.

Four years after the CAA was passed by both Houses of Parliament on 11 December 2019, the Union Home Ministry had notified the rules of CAA on 11 March, so that this law could be implemented.

CAA can give citizenship to people of six non-Muslim communities - Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or Christian religions of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who entered India on or before December 31, 2014. In this, the period of 11 years to be eligible for citizenship was reduced to five years.

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