BJP national president Amit Shah has urged the people of Rajasthan to vote for his party in the December 7 Assembly elections and in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, and promised that his government will expel illegal migrants from Bangladesh from the country “one by one”.
"Vote for Vasundhara Raje in 2018 in Rajasthan and for Narendra Modi in 2019…I assure you that the BJP government will work to throw out each and every intruder from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and Assam to Gujarat, one by one," Shah said at a meeting in Rajasthan’s Karauli district on Thursday.
Lashing out at the Congress over illegal migrants from Bangladesh, Shah asked its president, Rahul Gandhi, to clarify whether infiltrators should be allowed to remain.
About six lakh people, out of the total 40 lakh, who were excluded in the draft NRC, have submitted applications for inclusion of their names in the list of Assam's citizens and have given relevant documents claiming that they are Indian citizens.
Following a directive of the Supreme Court, the process of filing claims and objections to the draft NRC began on September 25 and it will come to an end on December 15.
Shah alleged that the Congress cannot develop or secure the country as in the 10 years that the party was in power at the Centre, there had been no control on infiltration.
The BJP president said the BJP governments at the Centre and in Rajasthan had implemented welfare schemes covering all sections of society.
Shah had earlier alleged that the Congress had introduced the idea of the National Citizens' Register, but it failed show courage to see the project through.
He also said the Congress won't be able help the country because "it has neither a leader nor a policy". "Rahul Gandhi should deliver an account of what his own family has done for the country in the last four generations before asking the BJP to list out its achievements over the last four years" he said.
(With PTI inputs)