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If BJP calls them illegal migrants, then why give them chance? We will expose the BJP, their sincerity and commitment.

The Election Commission has made it clear that anybody whose name is not in the NRC draft will not lose their voting rights… until they are declared a foreigner. Once they are declared as a foreigner, they can go to court, appeal high court.

The main idea was to deport but deportation is a problem because Bangladesh won’t accept it. That’s why we made those detention camps. But it’s difficult to keep a detention camp for a long time. It is a good short-term solution, though.

That (deportation) problem will crop up, there is no doubt about it. That has to be tackled by the Government of India, then they have to take it up with the Bangladesh government.

Till today, the Bangladesh government has not taken this up.

If done correctly, it (NRC list) will bring justice to genuine Indian citizens. On the other hand, if genuine Indian citizens are left out, there is bound to be some sort of resentment, some sort of an agitation.

Amit Shah says these 40 lakh people are ghuspethiye. It is his statement. He is not an ordinary man. He is the president of the ruling party. His views are much more important than any other ministers. His views are just like a prime minister’s voice.


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According to him, they are all illegal migrants. So, if they are illegal migrants, then why are you giving them chance?

He says Congress has no guts. I say, if you have guts why don’t you advise your own government to withdraw their Citizen Amendment Bill of 2014? Because the 2014 bill means they want to bring Hindus from the backdoor.

This issue (of illegal migrants) comes up during every election. So, this time also they will try to exploit it because they have always wanted to win elections through divisive policy. That is their policy. Then we also have to expose them – how sincere they are, how committed they are.

As told to Associate Editor Kumar Anshuman. Watch the conversation here.

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