NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah at an election rally has clearly said that his party will ensure that NRC is implemented across the country. This statement of the saffron party president threatened to kick Muslim refugees out of India came with a strong reaction from Bollywood.
Soni Razdan, former Bollywood actress and mother of Alia Bhatt on Thursday lost her cool after Shah’s statement.
Razdan wrote, “This has to be the worst thing I have ever read … and if these people mean what they say then God help India !”
Her subsequent tweet read, “I think the @BJP4India just shot itself in the foot… in the mouth… and everywhere in between.”
Her actress-director daughter Pooja Bhatt too had reacted angrily to Shah’s comments. Pooja had written, “If this is not communal I don’t know what is. If this is not an appalling display of division I don’t know what is. If this is not the politics of hate I don’t know what is. Is this India? Or is the very idea of secular India being hi-jacked?”
If this is not communal I don’t know what is. If this is not an appalling display of division I don’t know what is. If this is not the politics of hate I don’t know what is. Is this India? Or is the very idea of secular India being hi-jacked? pic.twitter.com/Ccol9ip4ha
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) April 11, 2019
At the same time, Bollywood director Onir tweeted: “After a long time, read such a disturbing thing.”
The most disturbing thing I have read in a long time. https://t.co/QEwawyveT2
— Onir (@IamOnir) April 11, 2019
Speaking at a public rally in Darjeeling had sensationally threatened to implement the controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC) NRC across India as promised in BJP manifesto. He said, “We will ensure implementation of NRC in the entire country. BJP will remove every single infiltrator from the country. All Buddhists and Hindu refugees will be identified and Indian nationality will be given to them.” He had, however, made an exception for refugees belonging to Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism faiths.
— BJP (@BJP4India) April 11, 2019