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PM in Silchar Highlights: ‘Citizenship bill a penance against injustice done in past,’ says Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi in Silchar LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing two public rallies at Imphal (Manipur) and Guwahati (Assam) today as part of the BJP’s campaign to hold 100 rallies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

By HT Correspondent | Jan 05, 2019 00:04 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing two rallies in Imphal (Manipur) and Guwahati (Assam) today as part of the BJP’s outreach programme in the northeast. He will also be launching a number of projects in Manipur.

Modi is expected to hold 100 rallies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections as part of the BJP’s campaign. On Thursday, he addressed a public meeting in Punjab’s Gurdaspur. The PM is expected to highlight his party’s achievements in the northeast in his public rallies today.

Highlights:

5:03 pm IST

No genuine citizen will be left out of NRC: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday assured the people of Assam that no genuine citizen will be left out of the NRC and hoped that the citizenship bill will be soon get Parliament’s nod.

“I am aware of the problems and difficulties faced by many during the NRC (National Register of Citizens) process but I assure you that no injustice will be done to any genuine Indian citizens,” he told the Vijay Sankalp Samavesh Rally at Kalinagar near Silchar in Assam.

4:25 pm IST

Citizenship bill a penance against injustice done in past: PM

“Citizenship bill not for anyone’s benefit, but a penance against injustice done in past; hope it will be passed soon in Parliament,” said PM Modi in Silchar, Assam.

4:27 pm IST

Govt decided to implement Clause 6 of Assam Accord to safeguard identity of state: PM

“Govt decided to implement Clause 6 of Assam Accord to safeguard social, cultural and linguistic identity of the state,” said PM Modi.