Will run country wide campaign to implement NRC: Amit Shah

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The Bharatiya Janata Party in a bid to be voted back to power in 2019, said on Monday that it will run a countrywide campaign to implement the National Register of Citizens and added that if elected, the party will identify and send back the infiltrators.

BJP said that it should have a "long and uninterrupted rule" from panchayat to parliament, like the Congress had for over 30-35 years, to realise its goal of making India great and a world leader.

"After the BJP came to power in 2014, we have boosted the national security. We also implemented the NRC in Assam and identified 40 lakh infiltrators," BJP President Amit Shah told the booth-level workers of 230 assembly constituencies of Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing.

He said the Assam government identified 40 lakh people in the state who were unable to prove their citizenship. However, corrections are going on.

Taking a jibe on Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Shah said, "The Congress opposed the NRC. They made it a human rights issue. The Congress and Rahul Gandhi should clear their stand over the NRC and tell the nation whether the infiltrators should be sent back to their countries or not."

Shah also stated that the people have faith in the Modi government and they would be voting for him in 2019.

"And once voted back to power, we shall run a countrywide campaign to send back the infiltrators," he said, adding the party was not bothered about vote-bank politics as national security was a prime concern for it.

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