"BJP leaders are suffering from the disease of fear. Our country is secular. Those who are saying anything against secularism should get mental treatment," she told reporters here.
On April 11, Shah, while referring to the infiltrators as "termites," had said that the BJP will throw them out, if the party was voted to power again, adding that the party would protect Hindus, Sikhs, and Buddhist refugees.
"The illegal immigrants are like termites. We will ensure the implementation of the NRC in the country and will remove every single infiltrator from the country, except Buddhist, Hindus, and Sikhs," Shah had said recently at an election rally in Raiganj in West Bengal.
The NRC is a register containing names of Indian citizens, which was prepared for the first time in 1951 and is being updated only for Assam to weed out the illegal immigrants.
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