Will implement NRC across India after 2019 polls and oust infiltrators legally, says BJP

BJP national vice-president Om Mathur said that Bharatiya Janta party will return to  power in 2019 Lok Sabha elections and will ensure that National Register of Citizens (NRC) is implemented across the country after 2019 so that the country would not be allowed to become a ‘dharamshala’.As per the sources , Union ministry of home affairs may  propose an Assam-like NRC in all the states.

The entire country is suffering from the problem of Bangladeshi infiltrators. There is not a single city or town which is not suffering from the problem of Bangladeshi infiltrators, Mathur told reporters in Jhunjhunu district.

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said, “If BJP and Modi are so concerned in deporting Bangladeshi illegal migrants back to Bangladesh, then why did MoS Home  Kiren Rijiju and MoS Foreign Affairs M J Akbar tell Bangladeshi MP Syed Nazibul Bashar that they have had a discussion with PM Modi and people left out of NRC shall not be deported back to Bangladesh.”

He pointed  out that preparation of the NRC was more challenging and complex in Assam due to problem of influx, security sources said that the ministry is not expecting much trouble during similar exercises in other states.

 

“The country will not be allowed to become a dharamshala and NRC will be implemented across the country after 2019,” he said.

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said, “NRC Process was initiated by the Congress Party in terms of the historical ‘Assam Accord’ (15th August, 1985), authored and signed by the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.”

After preparing elaborate framework, putting in place the modalities, identifying and affixing processes and building a consensus among the stakeholders, Congress Governments, in Assam and at the Centre, had initiated the NRC Process in the year 2005 to identify the foreigners, who had illegally entered India.

In 2009, it was the Congress Government headed by Dr. Manmohan Singh, which sanctioned Rs.489 crore and proceeded to appoint 25,000 enumerators for the NRC Process.

The Congress  spokesperson said, ” It was the Congress Government of Assam, headed by Shri Tarun Gogoi, which had completed 80% of the NRC Process by May, 2016. Since August 2014, Supreme Court is also monitoring the NRC Process, which has now culminated in a Final Draft of NRC List in July, 2018. ”

Pawan Khera said, ” We would like to remind Modiji that his government own pleaded before the Hon’ble Supreme Court to delay NRC as recently as on 30 November, last year citing law and order concerns. Hon’ble Supreme Court came down heavily on the Modi government and refused to accept its plea.”

There are multiple anomalies in the Final Draft NRC List, leaving out 40 lakh persons comprising of indigenous Assamese people, Hindu Bengalis, Nepalis, Gorkhas, Tea Tribes, religious minorities, Indian citizens from other States domiciled in Assam as also serving and retired defence personnel and those who are in other public or private sector services.

Congress Party reiterated that every Indian Citizen must be given full opportunity to establish their credentials and prove their citizenship in a just, equitable and humane manner, without any fear or favour.

 

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