New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Sunday, in a fresh attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accused him of speaking lies loudly and publicly. Shah said that Kejriwal is stalling the development work in the national capital. Also Read - Coronavirus: Total Positive Cases Climb to 1024, Death Toll Reaches 27, State Borders Sealed | Top Points
Addressing a rally Poorvanchal Mahakumbh rally organised in the national capital at the Ramlila Maidan, BJP President Amit Shah said, “The Narendra Modi government gave over Rs 50,000 crore to the Delhi government. But look at the promises that you made to people and tell that how many promises have been fulfilled.” He even said that the Delhi government lacks the vision for the development. Also Read - Man Walks 200 KMs From Delhi to Reach Madhya Pradesh But Dies in Agra
Referring to the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) recently published in Assam, Shah asked Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Kejriwal to clear their stand on the issue. “There are crores of illegal immigrants who have entered the country. They are making the country hollow from inside. They should be sent back or not? , the BJP President said. (ALSO READ: Bangladeshi Migrants Have Eaten Country Like ‘Termites’, Will Be Removed From Voters’ List: Shah) Also Read - 'Stay Wherever You Are, we Will Pay Your House Rent,' Kejriwal Urges Migrant Workers
Slamming Congress chief, Shah said, “When the NRC (implemented in Assam) issue was being debated in the Parliament, Rahul Gandhi and company started making noise in the House. They raised the issue of the human rights and others. The SP, BSP, and AAP also raised an objection. (Also read: Those Not on NRC Will Have to be Deported, Says Ram Madhav)
“Why Rahul Gandhi, AAP have issues on illegal immigrants? Because they do vote bank politics. But we don’t do that, as for BJP the nation comes first,” he said. Meanwhile, Shah on Saturday, while addressing a rally in Sawai, called Bangladeshi migrants ‘termites’. (Also read: Mamata Banerjee Alleges Discrimination in Assam NRC Draft)
Ever since the final draft of Assam’s NRC was released on July 30, there has been debate over it with over 40 lakh of the 3.29 crore people who applied not finding their names in it. Reports said as many as 37.59 lakh names were rejected while another 2.48 lakh names were put on hold. However, it was then clarified that those excluded could make claims for a place on the draft or object to their exclusion. The process was to begin on August 30 and continue till September 28.
(With agency inputs)