BJP's Manoj Tiwari To Rajnath Singh: Conduct NRC-Like Survey In Delhi Against 'Foreign Infiltrators'

| August 2 , 2018 , 08:19 IST

The final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was met with mixed reactions; while West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spoke out strongly against it and slammed the BJP for divisive politics, BJP leaders hailed the move as significant and necessary to target illegal immigrants.

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh welcoming his stance on “identification and deportation” of “foreign infiltrators” through the Assam NRC and asked for a similar campaign be launched in Delhi.

"Please conduct a survey in Delhi too (like NRC) as a large number of Rohingyas and foreign intruders are residing in Delhi and many of them have also attained Aadhaar and ration cards," wrote Tiwari.

"Their presence in the national capital has many times come to light as a serious threat to law and order. I request you for a similar action against such foreign infiltrators as is being done in some states of the country," he said, adding that the “illegal immigrants were depriving the poor in India".

The Delhi Congress, however, rejected the need of such a list in Delhi, terming it as a 'non-issue' in the capital.

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“Never has any party raised this in public domain because it’s a non-issue. This is an attempt to take attention away from failures of the central government and the municipal corporations,” Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said.

Meanwhile, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claimed that the process is ongoing to remove illegal immigrants.

AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said, “This is an ongoing process which is with the Union government, where illegal foreign nationals are deported.”