BJP to run Nationwide campaign to Identify Infiltrators if voted to Power in 2019: Amit Shah
GUWAHATI: The BJP on Monday hit out at the Congress over its stand on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and said that if voted to power in 2019 it shall run a country-wide campaign to implement NRC to identify and send back the infiltrators.
"After the BJP came to power in 2014, we have boosted the national security. We also implemented the NRC in Assam and identified 40 lakh infiltrators," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah told the booth-level workers of 230 Assembly constituencies of Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing.
He said that the Assam government identified 40 lakh people in Assam, who were unable to prove their citizenship. However, corrections are going on.
Attacking Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Shah said, "The Congress opposed the NRC. They made it a human rights issue. The Congress and Rahul Gandhi should clear their stand over the NRC issue and tell the nation whether the infiltrators should be sent back to their countries or not."
Shah said that people have faith in the Modi government and they would be voting for him in 2019. "And once voted back to power, we shall run a country-wide campaign to send back the infiltrators," he said, adding that the party was not bothered about vote bank politics as national security was a prime concern for it.
File photo of Amit Shah