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Concerned about Indians, not infiltrators: BJP

ANI  |  Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

The faction of the (BJP) on Sunday said that the party was concerned about the wellbeing of its citizens, irrespective of their religion, and not about infiltrators.

"President (Amit Shah) said we will grant citizenship to those who came here as a refugee - be he a Hindu, Muslim, Christian or Buddhist. But we will throw out the infiltrators. We care about Indians. We don't care about infiltrators," BJP leader MM Pandey said at a press conference here.

Pandey's statement came a day after attacked Chief Minister for opposing the Register of Citizens (NRC) draft for and accused her of compromising the interests of Indians in and for her votebank

The Opposition parties, including, the Congress, have been vociferous against the NRC draft which left out nearly 40 lakh people in while incorporating names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants.

However, Narendra Modi, in an interview with ANI, assured that no Indian citizen would be left out.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 22:45 IST