Prashant Kishor's mocks PM Modi's statement on NRC saying "Pause not the full stop "
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment that there was no talk of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is "a pause and not a full stop," ace election strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor tweeted today. He suggested that NRC would be back on track as soon as the government scored a Supreme Court go-ahead on the controversial citizenship law CAA.
The claim of “अभी तो NRC की कोई चर्चा ही नहीं हुई है” is nothing but a tactical retreat in the face of nationwide protest against #CAA_NRC. It is a pause and not the full stop.— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) December 26, 2019
Govt could wait till SC judgement on CAA. A favourable court order and the whole process will be back.
"The claim of (there is no talk of NRC) is nothing but a tactical retreat in the face of nationwide protest against #CAA, NRC. It is a pause and not the full stop. Government could wait until Supreme Court judgement on CAA. A favourable court order and the whole process will be back," tweeted Prashant Kishor, vice president of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal United, a BJP ally.
Though he doesn't specify, Mr Kishor's comment refers to PM Modi's assertion in a rally in Delhi on Sunday. "I want to tell the 130 crore citizens of India that since my government has come to power, since 2014, there has been no discussion on NRC anywhere. Only after the Supreme Court's order, this exercise was done for Assam," he said, accusing opposition parties including the Congress of spreading "lies" against his government.