Congress leader Digvijay Singh
Congress leader Digvijay Singh
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Taking a dig at the Central government over current unemployment rate in the country, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday suggested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prepare a 'National Register of Educated Unemployed Indian Citizens' instead of National Register of Citizens (NRC).

While the Congress leader termed National Register of Educated Unemployed Indian Citizens a 'unifying agenda', he calls NRC a 'divisive agenda'."I have a very positive suggestion for our PM. Instead of NRC which has led to Social Unrest throughout the Country he should prepare a "National Register of Educated Unemployed Indian Citizens". But he won't as it won't be a Divisive Agenda! It would be a Unifying Agenda!!" Singh tweeted.

The Congress has been trageting the Centre over unemployment, economic slowdown, Citizenship Amendment Act, National Population Register and NRC. The NRC is a citizen register, in which names of every citizen of India is recorded. As per The Citizenship Act, 1955, the creation of NRC is mandatory.

The NRC, which has been developed with the aim of segregating Indian citizens from illegal migrants, was implemented in Assam.

Recently, the final list of NRC for Assam was published in which 19,06,657 persons were excluded including those who did not submit their claims. A majority of those excluded from the final NRC list are Hindus.

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