Amit Shah’s plan to redo the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam along with the rest of India found support from BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma. Sarma termed the final list prepared exclusively for the northeastern state earlier this year as "faulty”. "We believe that the NRC prepared by former state coordinator Prateek Hajela has failed to fulfil the aspirations of the people of Assam. There are many shortcomings, as we have already pointed out. While various groups in Assam have already filed review petitions before the Supreme Court, we now want this faulty list to be scrapped in favour of a nationwide NRC," said Sarma. Sarma’s assertion came hours after Amit Shah announced in Parliament that the centre will undertake the NRC exercise across the country.