Guwahati: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Sunday attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi saying the party does not worry about the citizens of the country who die in bomb blasts but they are concerned about the infiltrators who reign havoc on the people.
Adding that 40 lakh infiltrators had been identified in Assam alone, he questioned Gandhi’s intentions as to why he was worried about them.
For the uninitiated, the Supreme Court extended to December 31 the deadline for filing claims and objections for the inclusion of names in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam by those who have been left out in the draft NRC.
The draft NRC was published on July 30 in which names of 2.89 crores of the 3.29 crore people were included. The names of 40,70,707 people did not figure in the list. Of these, 37,59,630 names have been rejected and the remaining 2,48,077 are on hold.
A special bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R F Nariman considered the plea of Assam government that the deadline of December 15, fixed for filing claims and objections by those left out in the draft NRC, be extended by till January 15 next year.
On an earlier occasion, Shah slammed the opposition over the Assam’s National Register of Citizens, saying that the Congress and other opposition parties should clear their stand on Bangladeshi infiltrators.
“Congress, TMC and other parties who are speaking against NRC Assam should clear their stand on Bangladeshi infiltrators,” said Shah while addressing a press conference in New Delhi.
“If you talk about human rights, what about the rights of people of Assam? Their rights to education, jobs were being taken away. By encouraging infiltrators, how can we ensure security at the borders and internal security of the nation? This step (NRC) has been taken for protecting the rights of the people of India,” he had said.