Amit Shah Vows to Make India Illegal Immigrants-Free Before 2024, Sets Pan-India NRC Deadline
Union Home Minister Amit Shah | (Photo Credits: PTI/File)

Ranchi, December 2: Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday claimed that the Central government would identify all the illegal immigrants before 2024 via National Register of Citizens and throw them out of the country. He also questioned Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's intentions for having sympathy with the illegal immigrants and asked the relation the later posses with them.

Addressing an electoral rally in Jharkhand on Monday, Shah said, "Ye Rahul baba kehte hain ki NRC kyun la rahe ho? Ghuspetiyon ko kyun nikal rahe ho? Kahan jaenge, kya kahenge? Kyun bhai aapke chachere bhai lagte hain kya? 2024 ke pehle desh se ek-ek ghuspetiyon ko chun-chun kar nikalne ka kaam BJP sarkar karne wali hai (Rahul baba questions why are you bring the NRC? Where will the infiltrators go, what would they eat? Why.. (Gandhi).. Are they your relatives? By 2024, The BJP government would throw every illegal immigrant from this country)." 'Narendra Modi, Amit Shah Are Intruders Themselves': Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Stokes Row Over NRC; Watch Video

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Earlier on Sunday, the Congress condemned Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement that the National Register of Citizens will be carried out across the country. It also asserted the opposition would not allow the ruling government to cancel the published NRC for Assam. According to the final NRC data -- published on August 31 this year -- excluded 19,06,657 persons. A total of 3,11,21,004 names were included out of 3,30,27,661 applicants.