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Goa Cong complains against BJP chief's remarks on infiltrators

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The Congress Saturday filed a complaint with the state's against a speech by which the opposition party claimed was a "grave intimidating threat against minorities especially Christians and Muslims in Goa".

Shah, during a rally in Darjeeling in on April 11, had reportedly said minorities, especially Christians and Muslims, will be removed from the country as infiltrators, claimed Congress Sunil Kawathankar, who has filed the complaint with the

"He had said the BJP will remove every infiltrator except Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs. If the BJP had said that he will remove infiltrators, that was okay but giving it a religious colour has created communal discord and fear and anxiety in the minds of people of minority communities," Kawathankar's complaint reads.

The Congress has further alleged that Shah, by stating that the BJP would implement the National Register of Citizens across the country if re-elected, had violated Article 25-28 of the Constitution.

"This is a direct threat to Christians, Muslims and those communities who have found mention in the BJP leader's speech," he said.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 17:05 IST