Assam NRC meant for deporting Bangladeshis: Amith Shah

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 00:44, Aug 12, 2018 | Updated : 00:46, Aug 12, 2018

Assam NRC meant for deporting Bangladeshis: Amith ShahAmid the huge backlash from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has said the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is meant for identifying the Bangladeshis and sending them back home.
“….NRC is a process to identify infiltrators and Bangladeshi nationals staying in Assam illegally. Given a chance, we will bring NRC in West Bengal too,” India’s Zee News quoted Amit.
The BJP chief was addressing at a party programme in Kolkata on Saturday (Aug 11).
Criticising the West Bengal CM, Amit said, “How did her stand change? In 2005 she raised her voice against Bangladeshis by throwing papers at the speaker in Parliament and now in 2018 she is supporting them? Bangladeshis are her vote bank.”
"We did not bring in the NRC. It was Congress’ brainchild and now Congress is also objecting to the NRC as it is a matter of vote bank for them now. For BJP, it’s nation first and vote bank later,” he said.
Citing he was shown black flags at the airport and on his way to the venue by both Trinamool Congress and Congress supporters, Amit said, “My party supporters had to cross several hurdles on their way to the venue.”
“I will just say one thing, that no matter how much you try to stop me, I will go to each of the districts in Bengal and uproot TMC,” Amit vowed.