Assuring implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in West Bengal, BJP president Amit Shah Thursday called illegal migrants from Bangladesh as "termites’ and promised to throw them out of West Bengal after the BJP comes to power again for a second consecutive term. The BJP stalwart, however, added that citizenship would be granted to every Hindu and Buddhist refugee.
"The illegal immigrants are like termites. They are eating the grain that should go to the poor, they are taking our jobs. The T in TMC stands for Tushtikaran, (appeasement), M for Mafia and C for Chitfunds," Shah said while addressing a rally in Raiganj, West Bengal. Click here for more election news
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Shah alleged that the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal was only interested in appeasing minorities and the party’s downfall will begin on May 23, when the BJP bags 23 Lok Sabha seats from Bengal. Shah appealed to the voters of Raiganj to give the saffron party an opportunity to serve them. Raiganj will go polling on April 18. Expressing confidence of victory, Shah added that the countdown to "corrupt" TMC government’s downfall will begin on May 23, when the BJP bags 23 Lok Sabha seats from Bengal.
Responding to Shah’s speech in West Bengal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged Pakistan and their Prime Minister Imran Khan want riots to spread across India and that’s why they are openly 'helping' Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections. "Pakistan and (prime minister) Imran Khan want riots to spread in India. That is why Pakistan is openly helping Modi to become the prime minister again. What Pakistan could not achieve in 70 years, their friend Modi has managed to pull off in five years-damaging India's brotherhood," he said on Twitter.
Meanwhile, earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi raked up the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and the NRC issue in his Assam rally as well. Committed to bring the Citizenship Bill in Bengal, Modi added, "we will do it in consultation with all sections of the people in the state (Assam) and after taking their views into account."
The Citizenship Bill is set to expire with the term of the current Lok Sabha early June.