The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday lashed out at the opposition for playing vote bank politics over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue at the inaugural event of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction railway station, which was earlier known as Mughalsarai.
"Today the Opposition is trying to dilute the whole country. The central government made the NRC draft after Supreme Court's order. NRC is an initiative to bring out all the Bangladeshi immigrants from Assam. However, Mamata Banerjee says that NRC shouldn't be promoted. Congress party also believes the same. I have been asking Rahul Gandhi whether NRC should be in this country or not? He has never replied to me on the same," Shah said.
The BJP president asked the opposition parties whether they want to keep the Bangladeshi infiltrators or want the intruders to stay in the conutry.
"Today I want to ask SP, BSP and Congress to decide whether they want to keep Bangladeshi intruders here or want to throw them out?" Shah asked.
Shah also dared the Congress to clear its stand in the Rajya Sabha on the amended OBC bill, saying the bill will prove whether the Congress was really for the welfare of the backward classes.
"Prime Minister Modi is set to bring two new bills. One of them is to give constitutional rights to all the backward classes as part of the OBC Commission. Prime Minister Modi will get this bill pass in the Lok Sabha. Later it will go to Rajya Sabha for approval. I want to ask Rahul Gandhi to confirm in front of people whether the Congress party will help us in passing this bill or not?" Shah asked.
The BJP president also attacked the Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati and accused that during their regime there were only corruption, violence and mafia in Uttar Pradesh.
"Whenever I hear bua and bhatija (Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav), I can't see their jealously. The government gave you a chance for 15 years, but during your regime only corruption, violence and mafia were there. Today under Yogi Adityanath's government, mafia has gone out of the Uttar Pradesh border. Congress party, through their support to SP and BSP, gave Rs 3,30,000 crore to Uttar Pradesh. But the BJP government gave Rs 8,08,000 crore to the state. We have given Rs 4,77,000 crore more to this state," Shah alleged.
(With inputs from agencies)