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BJP adopts political resolution, focuses on NRC

  • Published at 09:56 pm September 10th, 2018
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File photo: Activists of the Minority Youth Federation shout slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lead central and Assam state government during a protest rally following the publishing of the first complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), in Kolkata on July 31, 2018 AFP

The resolution covers the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue related to the northeastern Indian state of Assam, saying the government is  'not against the citizen of the country but infiltration'

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday passed a resolution reaffirming the party's commitment to build "New India" by 2022. 

The “Vision Document 2022” presented by Home Minister Rajnath Singh at its ongoing national executive in New Delhi also accused the opposition of being “desperate and only doing negative politics”.

The resolution also covers the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue related to the northeastern Indian state of Assam, saying the government is “not against the citizen of the country but infiltration”. 

The resolution read: “the BJP has been speaking continuously that the government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not allow the illegal infiltrators to use India as a safe shelter. Each infiltrator would be identified and deported. 

“The government is committed to save the interest of its citizens. It will also ensure that no Indian is deprived of citizenship. The NRC is important for India’s security and for the economic, political and cultural rights of the people of Assam.”

The resolution also stated that the Indian government has begun the process of identifying Rohingyas in many parts of Assam and will “take all appropriate steps to deport them”.

It further stated that Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and Jains in neighbouring countries seeking refugee status would be given shelter unhesitatingly.

“The BJP understands the seriousness of the problem of those who want to come to India to take shelter for saving lives, religion and for security. With this purpose, the BJP supports the Citizenship Amendment Bill,” the resolution said