Goa Congress approaches EC against Amit Shah’s ‘infiltrators’ remark
The Congress in Goa on Saturday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) demanding action against BJP national president Amit Shah for making a communal statement at a rally in West Bengal on Thursday.
“We have promised in our manifesto that once Narendra Modi forms a government once again, we will implement National Register of Citizens in the entire country. We will remove every single infiltrator from the country, except Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs," Mr. Shah is reported to have said during a poll campaign rally in West Bengal, the complaint notes.
“This is a direct threat to Christians, Muslims and those communities who have not found mention in the BJP leader's speech, who are living in Goa, and who fear the definition of infiltrators will be used against them to dislodge them from Goa and India,” Goa Congress chief spokesperson Sunil Kawthankar said in his complaint, demanding to file a criminal complaint against Mr. Shah.
Mr. Kawthankar stated that the statement violated Article 25-28 of the Indian Constitution.