BJP will trace, drive out infiltrators after 2019 polls: Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah said his party would trace and drive out infiltrators from the country after winning the 2019 general elections under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership.

Addressing a poll rally, Shah said infiltrators were coming to India since 1971 and formed the 'vote bank' of opposition parties like the Congress and TMC.

Shah said after 40 lakh people were left out in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, leaders like Congress president Rahul Gandhi, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, TDP president Chandrababu Naidu and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav "whined as if their granny had died".

"All of them (objected to the NRC). As if their granny died. Why were they all in pain?" he said, accusing Rahul of being more concerned with the human rights of "infiltrators" than victims of bomb blasts carried out by these "intruders".

"Let the Congress cry, we are not going to stop. You elect Narendra Modi's government in 2019. It will trace and drive out infiltrators not only from Assam, but from the entire country," Shah said, adding national security was most important for his party.

(Agencies)