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Rahul Sinha calls upon Muslims to support NRC

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

today called upon the Muslims in the country to come forward in support of the NRC in and said TMC's opposition to it was an attempt to divert attention from its "failures".

There is a clear demarcation between refugees and infiltrators, he said.

Those coming to due to religious persecution in such as Hindus, Christians and Buddhists are refugees and those who are in the religious majority in that country but are still coming to for the sake of employment and benefits of economic development are infiltrators, Sinha added.

"I urge upon the Indian Muslims, especially those living in Bengal, to come forward and support a NRC like exercise in the state too. is becoming a hub for infiltrators under the rule.

"We have to stop it as infiltrators are taking our jobs, foods and employment," the BJP said.

Sinha said Mamata Banerjee had changed her stand on the issue of illegal immigrants and she was trying to divert attention from her "failures" as the of the

He claimed that Banerjee as the of Bengal was a "complete failure".

In all aspects -- be it law and order, industry, employment generation or health --the and the are "complete failures", Sinha said.

Now that the Lok sabha election is nearing, she wants to divert attention to win it, he alleged.

The complete NRC draft of was released on July 30 and excluded the names of over 40 lakh people.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 19:10 IST