BJP will make the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as party manifesto for the next elections and pass it on returning to power this year, said BJP national President Amit Shah.
Shah slammed the Opposition parties for not presentation of the Bill in the Rajya Sabha and said the Congress, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Mamata Banerjee were spreading misinformation about it.
“We are going to include the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in our manifesto. It was not only for the northeast but for all refugees in the country. A lot of people came to different states. Where will they go now? I can assure you that Assam and the northeast will not have to take the burden,” he said.
“Only this Bill can secure Assam`s demography and safeguard the identity of the indigenous people,” Shah said.
“We passed the Bill in the Lok Sabha where we had a majority. We didn`t have the majority in the Rajya Sabha. But I want to tell the Opposition that don’t be too happy. The BJP is going to come back to power and the equations in the Rajya Sabha will also change,” Shah said.