“If NRC is implemented in Delhi then Manoj Tiwari will be the first one who will have to leave Delhi,” Chief Minister Kejriwal said.
New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took a jibe on Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on NRC. He said the Bihar-born MP would be among the first required to leave the city if the NRC were to be carried out in the national capital. Earlier in the month of August in BJP-ruled Assam, as many as 3.3 crores, people had applied for the exercise while more than 19 lakh people were left out of the final list of the updated citizens’ database. The final list of the Supreme Court is monitored exercise was published on August 31, 2019.
“If NRC (National Register of Citizens) is implemented in Delhi then Manoj Tiwari will be the first one who will have to leave Delhi,” Chief Minister Kejriwal said when asked for his reaction to Tiwari’s demand.
Manoj Tiwari said the Delhi CM’s comment betrays his belief that those from outside Delhi have no right to live in the union territory. Tiwari also said the National Register of Citizens is about illegal immigration and targets those who have unlawfully entered the country. “Kejriwal should be ashamed of himself,” questioned Tiwari.
Manoj Tiwari’s reaction came after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Manoj Tiwari would be the first to have to leave Delhi if NRC was implemented in the national capital.
The Assam NRC has turned into a controversy over worries that are part of Indian national but identified as illegal immigrants on the list.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 23 September claimed that six people had died in the state due to rumours spread by the BJP and a certain section of the media regarding the implementation of NRC in West Bengal. The chief minister asked the people to have trust in her and ruled out any exercise of NRC in the state. Earlier, She had also stated that lakhs of people, who are living in West Bengal without any document are also Indian citizens.
Earlier this month Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath also supported the decision of NRC implementation in the state, but Samajwadi party’s Chief Akhilesh Yadav swipe out at him and said Yogi Adityanath himself is outsider migrated from Uttarakhand.