Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said India belongs to everyone and both PM Modi, Amit Shah are ‘intruders’ (Photo Credit: ANI)
In one of the fiercest attacks against government over NRC, Congress’ leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah as migrants. He said India belongs to everyone and both PM Modi, Amit Shah are ‘intruders’ as they are from Gujarat but have come to Delhi.
#VIDEO | Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury makes a controversial remark while criticising NRC, says: "Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, themselves, are intruders. They are from Gujarat and have settled in Delhi"@adhirrcinc pic.twitter.com/cws8gmQ3uA— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) December 1, 2019
Earlier in November, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had made a big announcement in the Rajya Sabha saying that the NRC exercise will be implemented across India. He had reiterated, ‘no person of any religion should be worried regarding NRC.’ Shah also cleared up the confusion between the NRC and the Citizenship Bill.
“Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Christian, Parsi refugees should get citizenship, that is why Citizenship Amendment Bill is needed so that these refugees who are being discriminated on basis of religion in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan, get Indian citizenship,” Shah had said. The Union Home Minister further added, “NRC has no such provision which says that no other religion will be taken under NRC. All citizens of India irrespective of religion will figure in the NRC list. The NRC is different from Citizenship Amendment Bill.”
So far, Assam is the only Indian state that has implemented the NRC. The Final NRC List with names of all 3.30 crore applicants in Assam was published online on September 14. NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela had said that the final list, which was published on August 31, consisted only of supplementary lists and several queries were being received about the publication of overall results of all family members "irrespective of their involvement in the claims and objections process".