RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said that Hindus in Assam did not need to worry as none of them will have to leave India even though their names had been excluded from the recently prepared NRC list.
Bhagwat, according to The Telegraph, made the statement during a closed-door meeting in West Bengal on Sunday. He was quoted as saying, “I assure you, not a single Hindu will have to leave this country because of NRC.”
Bhagwat’s statement came after it emerged that 12 lakh out of total 19 lakh excluded from the NRC list in Assam were Hindus. He added, “Hindus not listed in the final NRC in Assam need not worry. The RSS will stand by them…. Hindus anywhere in this country need not worry about NRC.”
Reacting to his comments, AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh tweeted, “These BJP people were performing disco dance until yesterday over the NRC. Now they have started a new theatrics after 12 lakh Hindus have been declared foreigners. Now Bhagwat ji is saying that Hindus do not have to leave the country. Dear Bhagwat ji, please get a statement released stating when Muslims will be sent to Bangladesh.”
भाजपाई कल तक NRC पर डिस्को डाँस कर रहे थे अब 12 लाख हिंदुओं को विदेशी घोषित करने के बाद BJP की नई नौटंकी शुरू है अब भागवत जी कह रहे हैं हिंदुओं को देश नही छोड़ना होगा,भागवत जी BJP से एक बयान दिलाइये मुसलमानो को कब तक बांग्लादेश भेजेंगे? https://t.co/w0CJJge3j7
— Sanjay Singh AAP (@SanjayAzadSln) September 23, 2019
The BJP has been pitching for an Assam-like NRC in Bengal, which too shares a border with Bangladesh. The party had won 18 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats in this year’s Lok Sabha polls. However, the party has been left exposed over its foreign intruders’ claims after the NRC list in Assam showed the majority of those declared foreigners weren’t Muslims.