Amit Shah’s Vitriol Embarasses India: Bangladesh Expresses Anguish At ‘Termites’ Remark
He said Amit Shah was not qualified to speak on the India-Bangladesh relationship.
Bangladesh Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Monday, slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah for his remark describing alleged illegal Bangladeshi immigrants as ‘termites’.
Speaking to NDTV, the minister said, “Amit Shah has made an unwanted remark by describing Bangladeshis as termites. The comment is not proper. “
“There is an information gap. I hope he knows no Bangladeshis are staying in India. All Bangla-speaking people living in India are not Bangladeshis. We do not give any importance to his statement as it is not an official Indian government version,” he added.
Inu further said that Shah was not “qualified to speak on the India-Bangladesh relationship.”
While addressing a rally in Delhi on Sunday, Shah had announced that every single immigrant would be “identified and thrown out” of the country if his party returned to power in the 2019 general election, reported NDTV.
“These crores of illegal immigrants are like termites and they are eating the food that should go to our poor and they are taking our jobs. They carry out blasts in our country and so many of our people die,” Shah had said.
“I want to assure you that if we come to power in 2019, we will find each and every one and send them away. Action against them should not worry any patriot,” he added.
Shah went on applauding the right-wing party of identifying “nearly 40 lakh illegal immigrants in Assam” through National Register of Citizenship (NRC) earlier this year.