New Delhi: In an apparent reference to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), BJP national working president JP Nadda has said that no infiltrator will remain in the country.

"In the time to come, we'll make arrangements where no infiltrator will remain in our country. Infiltrators will go out and Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Christians who were tortured outside, will be given refuge by India. It's a country, not an inn," Nadda said addressing the Vijay Sankalp Yatra here on Friday.

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das was also present at the event. Nadda also touched on several other issues like abrogation of Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Houston visit and corruption.

"If you remember, five years back corruption used to be in full swing. Fragile governments were unable to control the situation," he said.

Earlier, Asaduddin Owaisi, the president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen hit out at the BJP, Amit Shah (BJP national president) in particular over the issue.

Speaking to reporters in Mumbai, he said, "NRC is unconstitutional. It is against the spirit of equality and against the idea of India. It certainly exposes the hypocrisy of the BJP. In fact, NRC endorses Jinnah's theory." 

Taking severe exception to his remarks, Shreenath Sheshadri, a BJP spokesperson said, "My country can't be a home for anybody and everybody. It belongs to the people of this country, irrespective of their religion, caste and creed. It others are trying to take advantage of this fact, we should first know who they are. Secondly, when the issue of the economy comes into the picture, we would like our people to be taken care of. So there is nothing wrong with NRC."