Non-BJP-ruled states raise objections to NPR methodology at MHA-convened meet

NEW DELHI:A few non-BJP-ruled states on Friday raised objections over the new methodology to be adopted in the NPR exercise but the Central Government defended the steps saying certain answers to be given by people are not mandatory but voluntary.

The objections by Rajasthan and a few other states were raised at a day-long conference convened by the Union Home Ministry to discuss the modalities to be adopted during the house listing phase of the Census 2021 and the National Population Register to be carried out from April 1 to September 30, 2020. (AGENCIES)