A senior Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) leader said that the Indian government is committed to implementing the proposed nationwide National Register of India and announced that the government will send back 10 million Bangladeshi Muslims living in the West Bengal state illegally, reported Indian media.
BJP's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh pledged this when he was addressing a rally. Ghosh said that those opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are “anti-Bengali and against the idea of India”.
He expressed concerns that 10 million illegal Muslims have been "thriving" in West Bengal and taking advantage of the government's Rs2 per kg subsidy on rice. "We will send them back," he said.
Ghosh also claimed that illegal Bangladeshi Muslims were involved in arsons across the state. The BJP was so fearless to say that he didn’t care for being labelled as communal for supporting the cause of Hindu refugees.