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Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

Bangladeshi migrants are ‘termites’, will be removed from voter list, says Amit Shah

Referring to the draft National Register of Citizens recently published in Assam, BJP president Amit Shah said the BJP was able to identify 40 lakh illegal immigrants.

india Updated: Sep 22, 2018 23:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Kota/Jaipur
The BJP government will pick out each and every “infiltrator”, Amit Shah said
The BJP government will pick out each and every “infiltrator”, Amit Shah said(PTI File Photo)

Referring to illegal migrants from Bangladesh as “termites”, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday said that every one of them will be removed from electoral rolls.

“The infiltrators have eaten the country like termites,” he said at a public rally in Sawai Madhopur’s Gangapur town

Referring to the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), recently published in Assam, Shah said, “The BJP government brought NRC and prima facie identified nearly 40 lakh illegal immigrants.”

The BJP government will pick out each and every “infiltrator”, he said. “BJP sarkaar ek-ek ghuspaithiye ko chun-chun kar matdata suchi se hatane ka kaam karegi. (BJP government will remove every infiltrator from the voters’ list). ”

He said Congress president Rahul Gandhi is demanding an account of the work done by the BJP but people want him to give an account of what four generations of the Gandhi family have done.

Later, while addressing the ‘Shakti Kendra conference’ of booth-level workers in Kota, Shah said the Congress and other Opposition parties may speak in favour of infiltrators by protesting against NRC but the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government cannot compromise on national security since the infiltrators “carry out” blasts and terrorist activities in the country.

He said Rahul Gandhi is daydreaming about coming to power in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh but the BJP will retain power in these states.

Targeting the “lack of clarity” over leadership in the in Rajasthan Congress, Shah asked if former chief minister Ashok Gehlot or Sachin Pilot would be the party’s chief ministerial face in Rajasthan.

Shah alleged that in its four-and-a-half-year tenure, the Modi government had done more development work than what the Congress did in four-and-a-half generations.

Shah also addressed the Volunteers Meet of IT activists of the party in Kota.

Reacting to Amit Shah’s statement, RajasthanCongress chief Sachin Pilot said, “As far as daydreaming is concerned, BJP has mastered itself in this art and Amit Shah’s statement is based on arrogance on which he operates”.

Pilot also said that the Congress is well placed in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, all three of which go to polls later in the year.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Sep 22, 2018 19:23 IST