New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday clarified the intention of Centre to expel all the illegal immigrants from the entire country and not just from Assam.

“Our intention is to expel illegal immigrants from the entire country and not just Assam,” said Shah while addressing the fourth conclave of the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA).

Meanwhile, on Sunday, the BJP national president assured the Assam unit of the party that the Centre will take appropriate steps to ensure that no illegal immigrant finds a place in the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Speaking to the reporters at the venue of the 68th Plenary Session of the North East Council (NEC), the party’s state unit president Ranjit Dass said that they had discussed “anomalies in the contentious NRC” with the party national president Shah. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Amit Shah.

“Shah assured us that the BJP’s commitment to not allow even one illegal migrant in India remains unchanged,” said Dass adding, “He also assured us that necessary protection will be given to all those who came to India prior to 1971.”

Earlier in the day, Shah noted, “Questions are being raised about the NRC by different sections but today I just want to say this that the BJP-led government is committed to ensure that not a single illegal immigrant enters the region.”