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Illegal immigrants from Bangladesh are termites, will throw them out: Shah

He alleged that the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal was only interested in appeasing minorities

Press Trust of India  |  Raiganj (WB) 

Amit Shah
BJP President Amit Shah addresses gathering ahead of releasing manifesto for Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Referring to illegal migrants from Bangladesh as "termites", president Thursday said his party will throw them out after coming to power at the Centre for a second consecutive term.

Addressing a rally here, he alleged that the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in was only interested in appeasing minorities.

The chief claimed that stood for Tushtikaran, (appeasement), Mafia and Chit Funds.

"The illegal immigrants are like termites. They are eating the grain that should go to the poor, they are taking our jobs. The T of stands for Tushtikaran, (appeasement), M for Mafia and C for Chitfunds," Shah said.

After coming to power, the would find these termites and throw them out, he asserted, adding that citizenship would, however, be granted to every Hindu and Buddhist refugee.

Maintaining that the countdown to "corrupt" government's downfall will begin on May 23, when the BJP bags 23 Lok Sabha seats from Bengal, Shah appealed to the voters to give the saffron party an opportunity to serve them.

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 16:05 IST