Javadekar slams AAP over stand on NRC
New Delhi: Attacking chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks on the NRC, senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar has said the people understand that the exercise is very important as no country can allow illegal infiltrators to stay, and asserted that his party will repeat the success of Lok Sabha polls in Delhi Assembly election.
Last month, Kejriwal had said if the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is implemented in Delhi, it is the BJP city unit president Manoj Tiwari who will have to leave the capital first.
This drew sharp reaction from the BJP. “Only Kejriwal has confusion over NRC. This is the understanding of the Delhi chief minister. But it is not what people understand, they know that no country allows illegal infiltrators to stay. Therefore, the NRC is very much important,” Javadekar said.
He said home minister
Amit Shah has already made it clear that the Citizenship Amendment Bill will be passed.
The Bill seeks to amend a 1955 law to grant citizenship to Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis and Christians from the Muslim-majority nations of Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan if they have lived in India for six years. It had been passed by the previous Lok Sabha but was not tabled in Rajya Sabha. The bill lapsed after the term of the previous Lok Sabha ended in May but was not introduced in the Budget Session in July.
Javadekar alleged the Aam Aadmi Party's strategy revolves around lies and taking credit for others work, and said the BJP will get a “huge mandate” in Delhi assembly elections, due early next year.
Aam Aadmi Party leaders were not available for comment.