Monday, June 2, 2008

BJP demands national policy against Bangladeshi migrants

Statesman News Service


Holding the presence of large number of illegal Bangladeshi migrants in the country a threat to the country’s “national security”, the BJP today called for the formulation of a “national policy” to deal with the “problem”.

The proposal came from the BJP president Mr Rajnath Singh here during his inaugural address to the party’s two-day national executive. He told the delegates that the Prime Minister should call an all-party meeting to frame a national policy on the Bangladeshi infiltrators.

He appealed to all political parties to rise above their respective party lines and consider their policies on the illegal migrants with “an open mind” “in the context of the opinion expressed by the Supreme Court (on the IMDT Act)” that the “massive infiltration” amounts to a war on India.

The BJP has been going all out against the illegal Bangladeshi migrants spread across various states particularly in the wake of the recent Jaipur serial bomb blasts, in which Bangladesh based terror groups are believed to be involved.

The BJP has been accusing the UPA particularly the Left and the Congress party of inaction in this regard because of their vote bank politics.

Seeking to underline the seriousness of the issue, Mr Rajanth Singh today asserted that apart from the Rajasthan explosions, there had been clear indication of the role of Bangladesh-based terror outfits in bomb explosions in court complexes of Lucknow, Faizabad and Benaras.

He said there was a lack of political will on the part of the central government to pursue the issue seriously. He called for identification of illegal Bangladeshis living in India by the Centre and their deportation. “The BJP will never tolerate vote bank politics to take place at the cost of the common man’s life and property”, Mr Singh asserted.

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