BARASAT, West Bengal — BJP’s newly reelected West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh reiterated on Sunday that the government is committed to implementing the proposed nationwide National Register of India and will send back 1 crore Bangladeshi Muslims allegedly living in the state illegally.
He said this while addressing a rally in the North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal.
Attacking the opponents of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Mr Ghosh said that those opposing the CAA are anti-Bengali and against the idea of India.
He alleged that ‘1 crore illegal Muslims’ in the state are “thriving” on the government’s Rs 2 per kg subsidised rice, reports PTI.
“We will send them back,” he announced.
“These illegal Bangladeshi Muslims are involved in arsons across the state,” Mr Ghosh further said.
He said that he has no qualms in being branded communal for supporting the cause of Hindu refugees, who had to run for their life after being religiously persecuted.
“Those who are opposing the CAA are either anti-India or anti-Bengali. They are against the idea of India that is why they are opposing Hindu refugees getting citizenship,” Mr Ghosh said.
Continuing his tirade against eminent personalities, opposing the CAA and the proposed nationwide NRC, he said their “hearts bleed for infiltrators”.
“What about Hindu refugees? They don’t have any answers. This is a double standard,” Mr Ghosh said, days after terming them “parasites”.
The controversial BJP leader also challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying confidently that BJP will form the next government in the state restricting Banerjee’s party to 50 seats in the 2021 state polls.
(with inputs from PTI)