Lok Sabha Election

Infiltrators are termites, will throw them out: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah speaks at an election rally in Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal on April 11, 2019. Photo: Twitter/@BJP4India  

Referring to illegal migrants from Bangladesh as “termites”, BJP president Amit Shah on April 11 said his party will throw them out after coming to power at the Centre for a second term.

Addressing a rally in Raiganj, he alleged that the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal was only interested in appeasing minorities.

“The illegal immigrants are like termites. They are eating the grain that should go to the poor, they are taking our jobs. The T of TMC stands for Tushtikaran, (appeasement), M for Mafia and C for Chitfunds,” Mr. Shah said.

After coming to power again, the BJP would find these termites and throw them out, he asserted, adding that citizenship would, however, be granted to every Hindu and Buddhist refugee.

Maintaining that the countdown to “corrupt” Trinamool government’s downfall will begin on May 23, when the BJP bags 23 Lok Sabha seats from Bengal, Mr. Shah appealed to the voters to give the saffron party an opportunity to serve them.

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