The actor turned politician, Delhi BJP President, Manoj Tiwari, who has been demanding an NRC-like (National Registry of Citizens) exercise in Delhi for quite some time now, today, according to a report by DNA, reiterated the same, claiming that large numbers of Bangladeshis and Rohingyas have ‘infiltrated’ into the city.
Speaking to the media, Manoj Tiwari slammed both the Congress party and AAP for opposing the NRC in the parliament and over the voter’s name deletion row created respectively.
Criticising the Congress for opposing the NRC and the ruckus it created over the same in the parliament, Tiwari said, “The opposition to NRC by the Congress clearly shows that for them the interest of the country is less important than its politics as the party is protecting illegal infiltrators in Assam.”
While demanding that the central government should identify these “infiltrators and deport them” as is happening in other parts of the country, Tiwari claimed that “the present government has taken strict measures and identified them. Now, it wants to deport them but the Congress is only playing politics on the pretext of their rights,” he alleged.
The National Register of Citizens in Assam in July last year had sparked sharp exchanges of disruption in the Parliament with the opposition alleging discrimination. Opposing the NRC, Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPI(M) and SP had maintained that list puts “human rights and democratic rights” of people at stake.
However, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had hit back then saying that the opposition was politicising a sensitive issue.
Attacking AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal, the BJP leader said, large numbers of Rohingyas have infiltrated into Delhi. Previously due to the Bangladeshis and now due to the Rohingyas, the rights of the citizens of Delhi have been adversely affected. It is also affecting the law and order situation in Delhi”.
While releasing an audio clip in a press conference Tiwari attacked the Kejriwal government, saying that previously, defying the High court orders, the Aam Aadmi Party demanded Voter ID cards from the families of school students, violating the Right to Privacy of the citizens of Delhi. “Now, the AAP workers are giving information to people about the deletion of voters’ names, and accusing the BJP of it.
The Arvind Kejriwal government last month had blamed the BJP of deleting about 30 lakh “anti-BJP voters” from the electoral rolls in Delhi. Earlier it had created a ruckus blaming the Election Commission over the deletion of names of over 10 lakh voters from the electoral roll in Delhi. An allegation which the EC had termed ‘baseless’ and had added that contrary to Kejriwal’s claims, 1.5 lakh voters have been added to the voters’ list in Delhi.
Manoj Tiwari, taking a jibe at the AAP supremo said that “Kejriwal is misleading the people of Delhi to save his sinking boat with the help of false propaganda.”
Incidentally, except few in the opposition who have a penchant to play politics over every conceivable issue, an exercise like NRC, which would help to weed out illegal migrants from the country has been welcomed and accepted by most of the people across India, who are willing to participate in an event which would help the country get rid of the illegal infiltrators posing a threat to the National security.