NRC should be implemented across the country, says Amit Shah

“Can an Indian go and live illegally in US, UK, Russia? No, then how can other nationals reside in India without legal documentation? That’s why I believe NRC should be implemented all over the country,” Amit Shah said.

Written by September 18, 2019 18:30

New Delhi: Strongly advocating for nation-wide roll-out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that driving out illegal migrants is high on priority list of Modi government.

Home Minister hinted that NRC won’t not be limited to Assam only, rather will be extended to all parts of the country.

Shah was speaking at a HT Media event, organised by group’s Hindi daily Hindustan.

“Can an Indian go and live illegally in US, UK, Russia? No, then how can other nationals reside in India without legal documentation? That’s why I believe National Register of Citizens (NRC) should be implemented all over the country,” Amit Shah said.

‘Never asked for imposing Hindi’

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that he ‘never sought imposition of Hindi over other regional languages’.

“I had only requested for learning Hindi as the second language after one’s mother tongue. I myself come from a non-Hindi state of Gujarat. If some people want to do politics, its their choice,” Shah said.

On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Shah had pitched for common language in the country and said it is Hindi which can unite the whole country.

‘India has many languages and every language has its importance. But it is absolutely necessary that the entire country should have one language that becomes India’s identity globally,’ he said in a series of tweets in Hindi.

His remarks sparked protests by political parties in Tamil Nadu, including Bharatiya Janata Party ally All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.