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Bangladeshi migrants are like termites: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah addresses a meeting at Kota in Rajasthan on September 22, 2018. Photo: Twitter/@AmitShah

BJP president Amit Shah addresses a meeting at Kota in Rajasthan on September 22, 2018. Photo: Twitter/@AmitShah  

They will be removed from voters’ lists, the BJP chief says.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah said on Saturday that Bangladeshi migrants were like termites, and each one of them would be struck off the electoral roll.

Referring to the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) recently published in Assam, he said the BJP government identified nearly 40 lakh illegal immigrants.

“BJP sarkaar ek-ek ghuspaithiye ko chun-chun kar matdata suchi se hatane ka kaam karegi,” he said. (“The BJP government will pick out each and every infiltrator and remove the name from the voters’ list.”)

‘Unshakeable’

The BJP government in Rajasthan is like the unshakeable Angad ka paon, he said, referring to a character in the Ramayana, whose foot even Ravana could not move.

Mr. Shah was speaking at a public meeting in the Sawai Madhopur district’s Gangapur.

The Congress cannot do any good for the country as that party has neither a leader nor a policy, he said. Referring to Rahul Gandhi as Rahul baba, Mr. Shah said that while he [Mr. Gandhi] was demanding an account of the work done by the BJP, the people wanted him to tell them what the four generations of his own family had done.

He said both the Central and State governments had initiated development projects in Rajasthan.

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