Jaipur: On Tuesday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah said that the government will identify all illegal immigrants from Bangladesh in India and expel them, one by one — “chun chun kar nikalenge”.
Addressing party workers in Jaipur, and launching an attack on the Congress over the NRC, Shah said, “You oppose it as much you want, but the BJP’s vision is that we won’t let even one Bangladeshi infiltrator stay in the country… We will single them out, one by one, and expel them.”
Accusing the Congress of caring only for its votebank, Shah had said earlier, “They speak of human rights… Isn’t there a concern about the security of the country? Hundreds of terrorists infiltrate into the country and plan bomb blasts. Many such incidents happened in your regime.” Later in the evening, addressing a gathering of senior party leaders and residents, Shah said that the BJP government will not go back on the issue of NRC.
The BJP president said, “The Congress had adapted a new way to save Bangladeshis, saying that if they are driven out of the country, what will happen to the Hindus there? Brother, you don’t need to teach us. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought the Citizen Amendment Bill 2016, in which we have decided that all Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain people coming from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh are not infiltrators, they are asylum seekers, our brothers, and we will grant them citizenship,” he said.
Amit Shah also urged party workers to ask people whether they wanted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as prime minister, Mamata Banerjee as foreign minister and Mulayam Singh Yadav as defence minister. “You need to tell people about this,” Shah said during a one-day trip to the Rajasthan capital.
Shah also targeted the Opposition while referring to his party’s winning run in a number of state elections since coming to power at the Centre in 2014.
With the 2019 Lok Sabha polls round the corner, Shah said: “Whenever there are elections, the subject of Akhlaq comes up. Whenever there are elections, talk of award wapasi comes up. Now again, there are elections, and new topics will come… When Akhlaq happened, we won. We won when award wapasi happened. If they do something else now, too, we will win. BJP’s workers are certain of victory.”
Shah also said that the BJP would win every election, even if there were attempts by the Opposition to revive issues such as the killing of Mohammed Akhlaq over suspicion of consuming beef or the return of awards by authors citing a climate of intolerance
Shah reiterated that if the BJP wins in 2019, it will remain in power for the next 50 years. Saying that no one can defeat BJP in Rajasthan, and targeting Congress, he said, “Rahul Baba has the right to dream but he will wake up on the day of counting,” he said.
(With inputs from Agencies)