The much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC) final draft was published today in Assam, the only state in the country, to have it, featuring over 2.89 crore names out of the total 3.29 crore applicants in the northeastern state.
“If we (BJP) are voted to power in Bengal then we too will implement NRC in Bengal. We will send back illegal citizens to Bangladesh. Tough days are ahead, we will not tolerate any illegal immigrants in Bengal,” Ghosh told reporters.
Those whose names are not in the final draft can appeal for rectification, “but we will never compromise with the security and integrity of our country”, he said. Ghosh came down heavily on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her comments against the NRC in Assam and said she should stop doing vote bank politics on each and every issue. “Those who are inviting illegal immigrants from the neighbouring country should not talk much about integrity and security of the country,” he said.