New Dellhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday said that those whose names are not in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam are "intruders".
He added that these people have failed to prove their Indian citizenship. Shah accused the Opposition of doing vote-bank politics on the issue of Assam NRC. He demanded that all political parties must clarify their stand on illegal immigrants in Assam.
He also hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her scathing remark when she said that there will be 'bloodbath' over Assam NRC.
He went on to say, "Those, who could not prove their citizenship, their names have been removed from the list," he said.
Shah also charged the UPA governments of not showing the courage to identify and deport illegal immigrants from Assam as per an accord which was signed by erstwhile Prime Minister late Rajiv Gandhi in 1985.
The NRC draft, which was released on Monday, has left out nearly 40 lakh people in Assam incorporating names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants. The list has been updated for the first time since 1951, to account for illegal migration from nearby Bangladesh.