"No Hindu Will Leave This Country Due To NRC", RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat
“I assure you, not a single Hindu will have to leave this country because of NRC,” Mohan Bhagwat said at a closed-door coordination meeting on Sunday, at Uluberia in Howrah, that included RSS and its 37 allied organisations, including the BJP.
“Mohan Bhagwatji has clearly said that not a single Hindu will have to leave this country. He said that Hindus, who came to India after being tortured and persecuted in other nations, will stay,” an RSS functionary was quoted saying after the event.
Bhagwat was referring to rumours that over 12 lakh Hindus are a part of the 19 lakh people who did not make the NRC cut in Assam.
The much-awaited updated final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was released on August 31, excluding names of over 19 lakh applicants.
Amit Shah has spoken fervently on NRC and proposed Bengal NRC, referring to “illegal immigrants” as “termites” at one of his rallies in West Bengal.
According to RSS sources, several leaders present in the meeting also underlined the need for the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in West Bengal, before coming out with the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
“In Bengal, CAB will be implemented first, and then the NRC would be brought in. The Hindus in the state don’t need to worry about it,” a senior leader, who attended the meet, said.
A BJP delegation, led by state president Dilip Ghosh, also attended the meeting. This is for the first time after the Lok Sabha poll results in Bengal, which witnessed the rise of the BJP with 18 seats, that Bhagwat has chaired a mega meeting in the state.