Senior Congress leader R P N Singh today said the BJP government at the Centre has deported only 1800 Bangaladeshi infiltrators since 2014, while 82,000 such illegal immigrants had been sent back during the 10 years of the UPA rule.
Singh, the party's in-charge of Jharkhand, also accused the BJP led NDA government at the Centre of failing to fulfill its promises.
In between 2004-2014, the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh deported 82,000 Bangladeshi infiltrators, Singh said.
"These figures were not ours but presented by the government in Parliament," he said.
Singh said the government has recently assured the parliament that no Bangladeshi would be deported.
The Congress Working Committee member also lambasted the BJP for allegedly politicising the issue of National Register of Citizens (NRC) ahead of the Lok Sabha election next year.
Demanding that the government make the Rafale deal public, Singh charged it with failing to fulfill promises like providing employment to two crore youths every year and to check corruption in the country.
On who would be the Prime Ministerial candidate of the UPA in the Loks Sabha poll, Singh said the clear stand of the Congress as well as some of its allies was that Congress president Lok Gandhi should be the candidate for the post.
On Jharkhand, he said, "We have discussion with leaders of various allies and our effort will be to form a grand alliance.
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