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“Forty lakh infiltrators have been identified in the register initially. Their names will be deleted from the voters’ list,” Shah said. Also Read - Ahead of Uttarakhand Polls, Arvind Kejriwal Promises Job Quota, Unemployment Allowance | Deets Inside
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was addressing party workers here at the ‘Karyakarta Mahakumbh’ (grand assembly of party workers), being held on the birth anniversary of RSS ideologue and Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) co-founder Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.
The BJP, the successor party of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, is organising programmes across the country to mark the birth anniversary of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) idealogue.
“The process to evict illegal infiltrators will not stop, irrespective of the Congress’ opposition. The Congress is cawing on the NRC as if it has lost its granny,” the BJP chief said.
During his speech, Shah asked the gathering, mainly comprising the workers of the BJP, whether the infiltrators should go or remain in India. The crowd replied, “Yes, they should go”.
“The process to drive out infiltrators from the entire country will begin from Assam,” the BJP chief said.
“We implemented the NRC in Assam after a BJP government was formed in the north eastern state. A register containing the names of the Indian citizens has been prepared. With this, the list of illegal infiltrators will be charted out,” he said.
Shah said his party considered the country’s security as its priority.
“You do not have to bother. The process of the NRC will not stop,” Shah told the rally.
He accused the Congress of raising various issues to “deflect” the attention from crucial subjects.
“There is no competition to the BJP in respect of development, security and nationalism,” he said.
Shah said Congress president Rahul Gandhi was “daydreaming” about his party’s victory in Madhya Pradesh, where the Assembly elections are due later this year.
Instead of making such claims, Gandhi should introspect his party’s losses in various state polls after 2014, the senior BJP leader said.
Since 2014, the Congress has been ousted from every state. On the other hand, BJP’s vote share and number of seats have increased in places where its presence was negligible, Shah said.
“This is Madhya Pradesh. Rahul Gandhi should first think of his party’s performance post 2014 and then dare to speak. Nobody can stop him from daydreaming,” he said.
Shah said for the BJP, the issue was not victory in Madhya Pradesh, “but such a massive one that will shake the enemy”.
(With PTI inputs)