BJP leaders demand NRC-like survey across nation

New Delhi: After National Register of Citizen (NRC) draft was released in Assam earlier this week, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manoj Tiwari urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday to conduct a similar survey in New Delhi citing an increase in the number of Rohingyas.

Tiwari in a letter to the Home Minister said, “Please conduct a survey in Delhi too (like NRC) as a large number of Rohingyas and foreign intruders are residing in Delhi and many of them have also attained Aadhaar and ration cards.”

The BJP Delhi president also took to Twitter demanding action against the alleged infiltrators residing in the national capital.

“At different in Delhi, Rohingyas and Bangladeshis living in an illegal manner should be identified and action should be taken against them,” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, BJP MLA from Maharashtra Raj Purohit also made a similar demand.

“If NRC can be implemented in Assam than NRC should be implemented in Mumbai and across the country. So I have written to District collector Mumbai, ACS Home, CP Mumbai, State EC to implement NRC and identify the Bangladeshis in Colaba and Mumbai,”said Purohit.

However, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national general secretary Ram Madhav told exclusively to ANI that the NRC draft is restricted to the state of Assam only.

Madhav’s statement came after Naresh Agarwal, who recently joined the BJP demanded that it should be extended to all states because ‘illegal Bangaldeshi migrants’ are living in many parts of the country.

The first draft was published on December 31, 2017, and names of 1.9 crore of the 3.29 crore applicants were incorporated.

The another list, released on July 30, left out nearly 40 lakh people, incorporating names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants.

Following the release of the list, the Opposition has been all out to attack the ruling party following the release of the second and the final NRC draft list. (ANI)