Guwahati, May 25: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday, May 25 visited the office of state coordinator of the National Register of Citizens and took stock of the progress made in updating it, a day after taking over the reigns of the government.
Sonowal had said after his swearing-in yesterday that the state government would extend all assistance for updating the NRC.
Prateek Hajela, the NRC state coordinator, apprised the chief minister of steps taken for its updation. Later talking to reporters, Sonowal said he had told Hajela that his government was committed to a comprehensive and flawless NRC and would provide all assistance for it.
"Over 40,000 people are working across Assam on the NRC day and night. I have encouraged them to work with utmost sincerity.
We support its updation," Sonowal added. Chief Secretary Vinod Kumar Pipersenia, Additional Chief Secretary T Y Das, Home Commissioner and Secretary L S Changsan were present during the chief minister's visit.