Agartala, As an exercise to identify illegal immigrants
The major parties seeking
Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), Tripura's oldest tribal-based party, has already filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking NRC in Tripura.
Ruling BJP's junior ally Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) has been campaigning for initiation of NRC in Tripura to check illegal infiltration and oust the foreigners.
The NRC exercise is being carried out in Assam under the directions and supervision of the Supreme Court.
Tripura Pradesh Congress President Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barman said that NRC should be introduced in Tripura as per the mandate of the Constitution.
"NRC should not be introduced on religious basis. The government of India should declare
CPI-M central committee member and veteran tribal leader Jitendra Choudhury told IANS that his party supports the NRC but foreigners should be detected as per the Indira-Mujib Accord, 1971.
"Some parties are demanding
Tripura Pradesh BJP spokesman Nabendu Bhattacharjee said that if the central government introduces the NRC in the state, the party would welcome the move.
"Our party's top priority is to move out the illegal infiltrators from India. The illegal infiltrators are also a threat to the country's security and integrity," Bhattacharjee told IANS.
INPT General Secretary Jagadhish Debbarma said after his party filed
Tripura Congress' Vice-President Tapas Dey said Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had last year and earlier this year opposed NRC in Tripura.
"Deb should clarify his stand now on NRC,"