Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) youngest parliamentarian Tejasvi Surya on Wednesday demanded NRC (National Register of Citizens) for Karnataka. He urged the Centre to run the NRC exercise in Karnataka citing threat from illegal immigrants to the state.
In his speech during the zero hour proceedings, Surya raised the issue of 40,000 illegal Muslim Bangladeshi immigrants as he called them a threat to the security of the state. He added that illegal immigrants have also become a very serious economic threat to the people of Karnataka as they take away jobs through illegal Aadhaar cards and other documents.
Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had also defended the NRC exercise carried out by BJP in Assam. He has also assured people to follow the same in other north-eastern states such as Nagaland and Tripura. In West Bengal also, during the Lok Sabha election campaign, Shah had assured people to bring in NRC in the state if BJP was voted to power.