Mumbai: BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday set a 2024 deadline to implement the highly divisive NRC across the country, in which “every” intruder will be identified and expelled before the next general election.
Despite the admission by some BJP leaders in West Bengal that the party was costlier in recent by-elections due to apprehensions over NRC, the Union Home Minister said at election rallies in the neighbouring state of Jharkhand that widespread opposition in the country despite opposition to reservation Will be done. Parties.
“Today, I want to tell you that NRC will be held all over the country before the 2024 vote and every intruder will be identified and evicted.
He said, “Rahul Baba (Congress leader Rahul Gandhi) says don’t expel them. Where will they go, what will they eat? But let me assure you that all illegal migrants will be expelled before the elections in the country in 2024, “he said in election rallies in Chakradharpur and Bahragoda.
Shah said national issues such as terrorism, Naxalism and construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya were important in the Jharkhand elections as it was a matter of local development.