BJP will run country-wide campaign to identify infiltrators if voted to power in 2019: Shah

New Delhi: The BJP on Monday hit out at the Congress over its stand on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and said that if voted to power in 2019 it shall run a country-wide campaign to implement NRC to identify and send back the infiltrators.

“After the BJP came to power in 2014, we have boosted the national security. We also implemented the NRC in Assam and identified 40 lakh infiltrators,” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah told the booth-level workers of 230 Assembly constituencies of Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing.

He said that the Assam government identified 40 lakh people in Assam, who were unable to prove their citizenship. However, corrections are going on.

Attacking Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Shah said, “The Congress opposed the NRC. They made it a human rights issue. The Congress and Rahul Gandhi should clear their stand over the NRC issue and tell the nation whether the infiltrators should be sent back to their countries or not.”

Shah said that people have faith in the Modi government and they would be voting for him in 2019. “And once voted back to power, we shall run a country-wide campaign to send back the infiltrators,” he said, adding that the party was not bothered about vote bank politics as national security was a prime concern for it.

The BJP Chief accused the Congress chief of sympathising with urban Maoists and said, “BJP governments have taken strong steps against the Maoists. When Maharashtra government arrested a few urban Maoists, Congress President and their leaders took their side and opposed it.”

“The Congress and its leaders have soft corner for the urban Maoists. What is Congress’ stand on Maoists and urban Maoists they should clear,” he said.

The Rajya Sabha MP also attacked the Congress for describing Maoists as revolutionaries and said that the party and the government believe in revolution when “we provide medicines to poor, when we provide electricity, when we provide good education system for the children.”

He urged the party workers to go to all homes and explain the party’s ideology over the NRC and Maoists and government intention towards them.

He also praised state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for brining the state out of the “sick” state category and said, “The state has done a lot of growth in last 15 years in all sectors.”

The BJP leader asked the party workers to not take the 2018 Assembly election in the state as any normal election. “Don’t treat the 2018 Assembly election as any normal election. It is a crucial election as after it we shall start preparing for the 2019 general elections.”

“And we want to win under the leadership of Modiji in 2019. We want to make the country a super power in economy. So five years rule is not enough to make it,” Shah added.