Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani claimed on Thursday that the Union government is planning to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the country to expel illegal immigrants.
Addressing a poll rally at Radhanpur in Patan district, Rupani also accused the opposition Congress of turning a blind eye to illegal immigrants.
"For vote bank politics, Congress allowed such illegal immigrants to settle permanently in India. Congress created a situation where citizens suffered because of these illegal settlers," he said.
"To give the countrymen their rights, the BJP-led government under prime minister Narendra Modi is planning to implement NRC across the country to compel these immigrants to leave the country," said Rupani.
He was campaigning for BJP candidate for Radhanpur assembly seat bypoll, Alpesh Thakor.
Radhanpur is one of the six constituencies in Gujarat where bypolls will be held on October 21