Mumbai: Hitting out on centre, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav appealed to people not to fill NPR form and instead seek employment from the government.
Yadav, while addressing a press conference here, claimed that the National Population Register (NPR) was “against poor and Muslim brothers” and said that the BJP was “deliberately talking about the Civil Amendment Act, NRC, and NPR” To get people’s attention. ”
“BJP is deliberately talking about CAA and NPR. It takes such decisions to divide society and benefit politically.
NPR is against the poor and Muslims of the country. I have decided that I can form NPR Will not fill it. Now you ask. What punishment will the government give me for not filling NPR? I will appeal people not to fill NPR,” he said.
The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also called upon people, especially the youth, to ask for employment instead of filling the NPR form. “No NPR, we need employment,” he said.
Yadav said that members of his party would ride bicycles all over Uttar Pradesh to appeal to the people seeking employment opportunities from the government.
“The country’s economy is in ICU, electricity prices are rising in Uttar Pradesh but the government is diverting attention from core issues,” he said.
Yadav had earlier said that he would be the first person not to fill the NPR form. He had said that no BJP person can decide “whether we are citizens or not and if need be, I will be the first person who will not fill any form”.
NPR is a register of ordinary residents of the country.