All illegal migrants will be evicted before next LS polls: ShahOctober 09, 2019 19:38
Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said every illegal migrant in the country will be sent home before the next parliamentary elections, as he invoked the National Register of Citizens, Article 370 and the Rafale purchase during an assembly poll rally in Haryana's Kaithal.
"When we come again to seek your votes in 2024, I want to say before then we would have evicted every single intruder from this country," the BJP president said.
He was addressing the first of his three public meetings of the day in Haryana, where elections to the state assembly will be held on October 21.
He attacked the Congress over criticism by its leaders of the "shastra pooja" performed by defence minister Rajnath Singh on the Rafale fighter handed over to India in France on Tuesday.
"Should the shastra pujan tradition be observed or not? Should we keep this tradition alive or not?" he asked the gathering.
Referring to the row in Assam over the National Register of Citizens (NRC), he said, "For 70 years, these intruders have put a question mark on our security."
"The BJP government is committed to evicting all of them from country through the NRC," he added.
"Should these intruders be evicted or not?" Shah asked the gathering, accusing the Congress and its local candidate and senior leader Randeep Singh Surjewala of opposing the NRC implementation.
"Ask the Congress people why they opposed the triple talaq (bill) scrapping of Articles 370 and 35A. Why are they opposing the NRC?" he said.
In an apparent reference to remarks by the some Congress leader, Shah said their party is upset over the weapon worship ceremony performed by Rajnath Singh when he was handed over the first Rafale fighter in France on Tuesday.
"Rajnath Singh ji performed shastra pooja in France but the Congress people felt very bad about this too," he said.
"Should the shastra pujan tradition be observed or not? Should we keep this tradition alive or not?" he said. "But the Congress is opposing this too."