Amit Shah dares Congress to clear stand on OBC bill
BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday dared the Congress to clear its stand in the Rajya Sabha on the amended OBC bill, saying it will expose whether the party was really for the backward communities or not. At the same time, the BJP leader also charged the opposition with playing vote bank politics on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue.
About the OBC bill
The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017, commonly known as OBC bill, was passed in the Lok Sabha on August 2 and will now go to the Rajya Sabha for passage. The proposed legislation seeks to grant the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutional status on a par with the National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Congress's stand will make it clear whether it supports backward-classes
"Modi government has got the OBC bill passed in the Lok Sabha. This will go to the Rajya Sabha," Shah said. "Will Rahul Gandhi clear his stand before the country...whether his party will help in the passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha or not. This will make it clear whether the Congress was really for the welfare of the backward," he added.
Renaming Mughalsarai junction after RSS's Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay
Shah was in UP to attend a function on the renaming of Mughalsarai railway junction after RSS stalwart Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. On NRC issue, he said, "We have to push out each and every Bangladeshi infiltrator from the country. Mamata Banerjee and Congress say that NRC should not be done. I ask Rahul Baba whether NRC should be conducted. He does not answer."
'Should Bangladeshi-infiltrators be pushed out-of-India or not?' asks Shah
Addressing the gathering, Shah said, "You all should tell... whether the Bangladeshi infiltrators should be pushed out. I would like to ask the SP, the BSP, and the Congress whether they want the infiltrators to stay." "I know the answer of the people of UP. The answer is that not even a single infiltrator should be allowed to stay in India," he said.