BJP president Amit Shah launched a scathing attack on Congress president Rahul Gandhi today at a function in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, where he condemned the opposition party's objection to the exercise of finalising the National Register of Citizens, which is seen as the first step towards identifying Bangladeshi and other infiltrators in India so that they can be deported to their respective countries of origin
Raipur: Accusing Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other opposition parties of being callous towards national security and the interest of genuine citizens, BJP president Amit Shah today said infiltrators would not be allowed to stay in the country.
After coming to power in 2019, the BJP will not allow any infiltrators to stay in the country, Shah said.
The BJP president asked Gandhi and the rest of the opposition to make their stand on infiltrators and Maoists clear.
Shah was addressing a party programme in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur today.
On completion of the draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), about 40 lakh people were identified as illegal immigrants, said Shah and added that the Congress was now concerned about the human rights of infiltrators.
Shah further accused Gandhi of ignoring the rights of genuine citizens affected by illegal immigrants. After the arrest of urban Maoists in Maharashtra, Shah said, the Congress was defending those who dealt in illegal arms and those who were conspiring to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi by questioning why those 'activists' were arrested.
Shah praised the Raman Singh government for its efforts to eliminate the menace of Naxalism.
“Recently, I have heard the speech of Rahul baba in which he claimed the Congress’s victory in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Dreaming is not banned in this country, but here is someone who dreams in broad daylight with his eyes open,” mocked Shah.
The BJP president said Modi became the Prime Minister of the country following a historic victory of his party in 2014. He said Gandhi's dream would lay shattered the day the results of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan elections are declared.
The BJP has registered a remarkable victory in elections across the country, Shah said. The BJP will win the States that remain too — be it Bengal, Odisha, Andhra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu or Kerala — in the elections of 2019.
Be it the general election or an Assembly election, a poll is not won by MLAs, ministers or the chief minister, it is booth-level party workers who make a party register its victory in elections, said the BJP president.
Shah said further that the BJP had formed the government for the happiness of the people. He said the BJP government would protect the interests of the tribal population rather than let the ministers relax. In 1950, when the Jana Sangh was formed, it had only 10 members, but now it has around 15 crore active members and the flag of the BJP is now waving in about 70% of the country's area.
The BJP president appealed to the mammoth gathering of cadre to work hard so that the party achieved a stronghold everywhere from panchayats to Parliament in the coming 50 years.
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Last Updated Sep 21, 2018, 9:26 PM IST