Following Amit Shah’s most recent controversial comment during a rally in Darjeeling in West Bengal on April 11, that if BJP comes to power again, they will remove every single infiltrator from the country except (those who are) Hindu, Buddhist or Sikh, several opposition leaders have publicly come out against Shah, accusing him of hate politics.
Aam Aadmi Party national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that “You can imagine what will happen to a country whose home minister would be Amit Shah,” adding that if NDA comes to power under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah would be Union home minister. “A dangerous game is going on. You have to keep it in mind when you go to vote. Everyone says if Narendra Modi becomes prime minister, then Amit Shah will be next home minister of India,” he said.
Mr. Kejriwal was addressing AAP workers at Margao town in South Goa.”He (Shah) has said that if they (BJP-led NDA) come back to power, they will remove every single infiltrator from the country except (those who are) Hindu, Buddhist or Sikh.
Amit Shah feels every Christian, Muslim, Parsi, Jain who lives in the country is an infiltrator. This is a dangerous statement,” he said. He further asked that “Goa has 15 lakh people and around 40 per cent of them are minorities. How will he (Shah) implement it (removal of infiltrators) in Goa? What will these six lakh people do? Will he throw them in the sea or lynch them? Will he create riots?”
On Friday, the Goa Congress had filed a complaint with the coastal state’s Chief Electoral Officer against Amit Shah’s speech, which the opposition party claimed was a “grave intimidating threat against minorities especially Christians and Muslims in Goa”.
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti also accused BJP chief Amit Shah of shaking the country’s foundations with his recent controversial statements, and asked him to apologise to the people. “It is not only for Hindus, Sikhs or Muslims, the country is for everyone. I think by such statements, they are trying to shake the foundations of the country.” she said on Friday.
AmitShah, who is the current chief of Bharatiya Janata Party, is contesting from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat, were polling for all 26 seats will be held in a single phase on April 23.