TASGAON (MAHA), April 17 - BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday hit out at the opposition leaders for criticising the government’s move to identify illegal immigrants by rolling out the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Addressing a poll rally at Tasgaon in Maharashtra’s Sangli district to campaign for BJP candidate Sanjay Kaka Patil, he alleged that the opposition parties were more concerned about the human rights of infiltrators.
“We have brought the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to curb infiltration in the country, there is a strategy to remove 40 lakh infiltrators from Assam. Rahul baba, Sonia, Sharad Pawar and Mamta Banerjee opposed the Prime Minister on this,” Shah said.
“I want to ask them if the infiltrators are their cousins? The opposition parties are more concerned about the human rights of infiltrators,” he said. “The intruders come into the country, explode bombs, create law and order problems, then what about the human rights of our people and soldiers?” he asked.
Lashing out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar, he sought to know if they remembered the poor after being thrown out of power.
“What these people did for the poor when they were in power. The Gandhi family ruled the country for many years and Pawar ruled Maharashtra for more than two decades, but they have done nothing for the betterment of society,” he claimed. Expressing confidence that the BJP would come to power again, Shah asserted that his party will never compromise with the security and integrity of the country. – PTI