Barasat (WB): BJP's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh said on Sunday that the government is committed to implementing the proposed nationwide NRC and will send back 1 crore Bangladeshi Muslims living in the state illegally.
Addressing a series of rallies in the North 24 Parganas district, Ghosh said that those opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA) are anti-Bengalis and against the idea of India.
He said 1 crore illegal Muslims in the state are "thriving" on the government's Rs 2 per kg subsidised rice. "We will send them back," he announced.
"Why you are behaving in such a way, why are you trying to stop the CAA and the NRC?" he said, hitting out at those opposing the move.
"We are committed to NRC. We will also ensure that the CAA is implemented in West Bengal," he added.
Coming down heavily on the Trinamool Congress and the other opposition parties, Ghosh said that when "lungi-clad Rohingyas" were setting railway stations and other public properties on fire for three days, they did not speak out.