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BJP does U-turn, says no infiltration in last 10 yrs
Guwahati: After making the issue of illegal infiltration a major poll plank in the 2014 Lok Sabha and 2016 assembly elections in Assam, the ruling BJP on Thursday claimed no Bangladeshi national has illegally entered into India in the last 10 years.
BJP spokespersons claimed at a press conference here that the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will not bring in any new foreigner into India.
“No infiltration is happening at this moment. Illegal migration happened only earlier. “We can say that in the last 10 years, no infiltration took place from Bangladesh,” BJP spokesperson Swapnanil Barua said.
Bangladeshis are not migrating to India because of economic reasons as they now go to Europe, Gulf or other developed regions, he said.
Another spokesperson Mominul Awal said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, if passed, will not bring any new Hindu Bangladeshi into India. “It is only for those people who are already living here,” he added. (PTI)