‘Citizenship for Bangladeshi Hindu refugees’

"The BJP will give all of them citizenship once we come to power in Assam next year," the BJP chief said.

April 27, 2015 12:00 am | Updated November 16, 2021 06:15 pm IST - Guwahati:

Hindu refugees from Bangladesh will be given Indian citizenship if the BJP comes to power in Assam in next year’s Assembly polls, party president Amit Shah said on Sunday.

“Some Hindus have come from Bangladesh due to religious disturbances. The BJP will give all of them citizenship once we come to power in Assam next year,” Shah said at a rally here.

Not only in Assam, but the party will work towards giving Indian citizenship to all Bangladeshi Hindu immigrants across the country, he added.

“Next elections will be fought on this issue. Assam polls will be for freeing the State of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. The polls will also be for development of Assam and North-East,” said Shah, who is on his maiden two-day tour to Assam. - PTI

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