New Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram, addressing students at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), on Thursday said that the National Population Register (NPR) could be stopped from being implemented with enough mobilisation in every state. Also Read - People of Delhi Have Defeated BJP's Divisive Agenda: P Chidambaram on Assembly Election Results
“NPR will be defeated if there is enough popular mobilisation in every State and the States decide we will not implement NPR. NPR cannot be done without the participation of the State,” Chidambaram said. Also Read - 'Salute Delhi For Defeating BJP,' Tweets P Chidambaram Even as Congress Struggles to Win Single Seat
P Chidambaram yesterday said that he would address a gathering at JNU, on “why we oppose NPR-CAA-NRC”. Also Read - 'Detention Without Charges...,' Chidambaram Hits Out at Centre For Slapping of PSA on Mufti, Abdullah
Meanwhile, Chidambaram is currently out on the bail in the INX Media case. He was on August 21 arrested from his residence by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials in connection with a probe into granting of the Foreign Exchange Promotion Board (FIPB) approval to the INX Media when he was Finance Minister.
As per the CAA, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014, following religious persecution there will get Indian citizenship.