New Delhi: The Kerala Christian Forum on Friday sought an apology from Amit Shah after the BJP president while addressing a rally in West Bengal’s Raiganj said that if voted to power in 2019 BJP would implement the National Register of Citizen (NRC) across India and will weed out infiltrators from the country except for Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists refugees from Pakistan Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Terming the comment as a direct attack on the identity and integrity of the nation, the Christian body said that BJP president should tender an apology to the nation especially to the minority communities of the country. The body asserted that minorities across the country felt persecuted by the statement.
On Thursday, BJP president took a swipe at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying that the latter was instilling fear among people that they would be evicted from India if NRC is implemented.
Shah then explained that if BJP is voted to power it’ll not send back the Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhist refugees who have come from Pakistan and Bangladesh. Shah also asserted that the saffron party would scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and introduce National Register of Citizens across the country.
Banerjee has tried to corner the BJP over NRC saying that it’ll turn even the bonafide citizens into refugees.
Further attacking Bengal chief minister, Shah hit out accusing her of questioning the Balakot air strikes to “appease her minority vote bank.” Shah also demanded that she should come clean on whether she too wants separate Prime Minister and President in Jammu and Kashmir.