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BJP MLAs protest after speaker rejects demand for debate on illegal immigrants in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The opposition BJP Legislators today staged a sit-in inside Assembly premises after their demand for a debate on illegal Bangladeshi and Rohingya immigrants in the national capital was turned down by

They had also sought an exercise on the lines of Assam's NRC to identify and evict the illegal immigrants and demanded a Bill to facilitate the same.

The BJP legislators, wielding placards, staged a protest outside the chamber of in Vidhan Sabha.

The three including of Opposition Vijender Gupta, Jagdish Pradhan and O P Sharma pressed for the debate but the rejected it saying he will not allow discussions on unlisted subjects.

Sharma alleged illegal Bangladeshi and Rohingya immigrants were involved in criminal activities in the city.

"This is an issue related to national security but is shying away from a debate on it. An exercise like the National Register for Citizens (NRC) in should also be conducted in Delhi," Gupta told reporters.

The of opposition had tried to raise the matter yesterday also through a calling attention motion.

The demand has been raised by other BJP leaders also, including the party's

Tiwari had recently written to as well as Kejriwal seeking action against illegal immigrants in

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 22:35 IST