When Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was asked about National Register of Citizens, he said that if it is implemented in Delhi then BJP leader Manoj Tiwari will have to be the first one to leave the city. BJP leader Tom Vadakkan believes otherwise.
New Delhi: BJP leader Tom Vadakkan slammed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks against Manoj Tiwari with respect to the NRC implementation in Delhi. "If NRC is implemented in Delhi, it may perhaps end in BJP leader Manoj Tiwari having the last laugh," said Vadakkan, adding that the word 'perhaps' in his statement was carefully chosen for "Kejriwal may want to politicise the issue, but our party isn't".
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that if National Register of Citizens (NRC) is implemented in Delhi, BJP leader Manoj Tiwari will be the first one to leave the capital.
"Manoj Tiwari said infiltrators are responsible for the attack on a journalist so NRC should be implemented in Delhi. If NRC is implemented in Delhi then Manoj Tiwari will be the first who will have to leave Delhi", Kejriwal said while replying to a question posed by the media on Wednesday (September 25).
#WATCH Delhi CM on being asked 'Manoj Tiwari said infiltrators are responsible for attack on a journalist so NRC should be implemented in Delhi': If NRC (National Register of Citizens) is implemented in Delhi then Manoj Tiwari will be the first one who will have to leave Delhi. pic.twitter.com/BCQBR268cU— ANI (@ANI) September 25, 2019
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari had earlier demanded that a National Register of Citizens (NRC) is needed in Delhi as illegal immigrants who have settled here are "dangerous and the demand will be part of the party's election manifesto for the Assembly polls next year".
The NRC has been developed with the aim of segregating Indian citizens from illegal migrants.
The NRC is prepared to identify the illegal immigrants living in India.
Reacting to Kejriwal's comment, former AAP leader Kapil Mishra hit back and said, "NRC is a National Cittizen Register and not Delhi Citizen Register, asking people to leave India. Kejriwal is speaking thus to protect illegal immigrants including Bangladeshis and Rohingyas in Delhi. Those who are in favour of anti-nationals are against NRC."
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