Kolkata: BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya Wednesday said that NRC will be “100 per cent” implemented in West Bengal and not a single Hindu will have to leave the country.
Without naming the TMC, Mr Vijayvargiya, who is BJP’s Bengal minder, said certain political parties and politicians are trying to instill fear among the general people over NRC by spreading canards.
“Be 100 per cent sure about NRC in Bengal. But Hindus have nothing to fear as we are soon bringing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament,” he said at a programme here.
“As the national general secretary of BJP, I want to assure all of you that NRC will be implemented but not a single Hindu will have to leave the country. Each and every Hindu will be given citizenship,” he added.
The attempt by “some political parties” to create a “fear psychosis” among the people will not yield any results, he said at a programme here.
Hinting at the Trinamul Congress, Mr Vijayvargiya said there are certain people who are trying to “spread canards and misguide the people”.
“India is not a charity house that those who are the majority community in Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan (Muslims) can infiltrate, spread terror and take away livelihood of our citizens,” Mr Vijayvargiya said.
Hindus in those countries are minorities there and are coming to India to protect their lives, he said adding they have nothing to worry about as long as Narendra Modi is the country’s Prime Minister and Amit Shah its home minister.
Hundreds of people are queueing up at government and municipal offices here and across West Bengal to collect their birth certificates and necessary documents should the National Register of Citizens (NRC) be implemented in the state despite assurances by the TMC government that it would not be allowed.
The repeated assertions by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah to implement NRC in West Bengal during their campaigns for the Lok Sabha has apparently created the fear.
The omission of allegedly 12 lakh Bengalis from the final NRC list in BJP-ruled Assam has also apparently added to it.
The fear has led to eight deaths, including four suicides in the state so far, government sources claimed.