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Terming illegal immigrants a challenge for the nation, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal pitched for the implementation of the National Register of Citizens across all states of the country.

The Assam Chief Minister while addressing an event in New Delhi on the NRC issue, said that Illegal immigrants are a challenge and to answer this challenge, NRC needs to be implemented in all the states.

Meanwhile, the first draft of NRC for Assam, which was released in January contained the name of 1.9 crore Assamese.

The second and final draft, which was released in July, included names of 2.89 crore people, out of 3.29 crore applicants in Assam, leaving out names of nearly 40 lakh people.