Will expel illegal immigrants from across India: Shah

This is Shah's second visit to poll bound Rajasthan in one week

BJP chief Amit Shah, who is on a three-day tour of Rajasthan addressing an OBC sammelan in Pali. (DH Photo)

BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday said, that illegal immigrants from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Assam to Rajasthan will be identified and expelled by the government.

Attacking the opposition Congress over the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Shah alleged that the Congress only cared about its vote bank. “Congress party wants to keep infiltrators in the country because of vote bank politics but we (BJP) has pledged to evict every infiltrator from India. Jobs meant for Indian youth are being cashed away by intruders". Shah who is on a three-day tour of Rajasthan said this while addressing an OBC sammelan in Pali. Outside the venue, hundreds of BJP workers were chanting "Modi Modi".

Hailing the efforts of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, the BJP chief said, "Government waived farm loans of up to Rs 50,000 and increased the minimum support price (MSP) of Kharif crops to 1.5 times the cost of production. My question to Rahul Gandhi is, why did farmers not get 1.5 times the cost of production in 70 years of Congress rule?” Shah charged.

Congress failed to empower backward communities

Shah also targeted the Congress for failing to give justice to backward communities. In his address at the OBC Sammelan, Shah said, "Congress ruled the country for 70 years but failed to deliver or to give the poor their rights. But Modi government worked for all communities and also passed a bill to provide constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes".

Taking a jibe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Shah said, "Rahul Ji's great-grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru, grandmother Indira Ji, father Rajiv Ji and mother Sonia Ji ruled India for 70 years but failed to do anything good for people from backward backgrounds."

In his second visit to poll-bound Rajasthan within a week, Shah reached Jodhpur on Sunday morning and was received by Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. He took a helicopter to Pali where he addressed a huge crowd of people at divisional level OBC Sammelan and ‘Shakti Kendra Sammelan’.

Itinerary

On Monday, the BJP president will reach Udaipur in the chartered plane and leave for Bhilwara where he will interact with special needs kids. Shah will spend Monday night in Rajsamand and offer prayers at Nathdwara temple on Tuesday morning. On Tuesday Shah will address a ‘Shakti Sammelan’ and division-level ‘kisan sammelan’ in Nagaur.

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