Amit Shah said, “I today want to assure Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist &Christian refugees, you will not be forced to leave India by the Centre.
Kolkata| Home Minister Amit Shah is in Bengal today. His visit comes at a time when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee opposed the idea of NRC implementation in the state. However, Shah has clarified that refugees belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist and Christian religions need not be afraid. Shah said, “You will not be forced out of India.” He was speaking at an event in Kolkata.
Asking the refugees from these communities to not believe in rumours, Amit Shah said, “I today want to assure Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist &Christian refugees, you will not be forced to leave India by the Centre. Don’t believe rumours.” He further assured them that before implementing NRC, the government will bring the Citizenship Amendment Bill which will ensure that they get Indian citizenship.
Amit Shah in Kolkata: I today want to assure Hindu,Sikh,Jain,Buddhist &Christian refugees, you will not be forced to leave India by the Centre. Don't believe rumours. Before NRC, we will bring Citizenship Amendment Bill, which will ensure these people get Indian citizenship pic.twitter.com/zcWhmL10xl
— ANI (@ANI) October 1, 2019
Since the NRC in Assam, several BJP states have been pushing for the exercise. BJP has been maintaining that the NRC exercise will also be carried out in West Bengal which is considered a den of Bangladeshi infiltrators. However, CM Mamata Banerjee has been opposing it.
Hitting back at her, Amit Shah said, “Didi (Mamata Banerjee) is saying will not let NRC happen in West Bengal, but I am assuring you, each and every infiltrator in India will be shown the door.” He also reminded her that when the Left govt was in power and TMC was in the opposition, she used to say infiltrators must be forced to leave India.