BJP manifesto is anti-minority: NPCC

BJP manifesto is anti-minority: NPCC

Dimapur, April 9: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has alleged that the BJP election manifesto is “anti-minority and anti-diversity.”
In a press release, NPCC president, K Therie said the BJP’s assurance to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is with intent to wipe out the identity and existence of minorities particularly in the Northeast.
Therie also maintained that the PDA’s plea that Art. 371(A) and ILP will protect Nagaland is incorrect. “If CAB is passed, no one can stop granting citizenship. Once citizenship is granted before the Constitution of India, they will have equal rights and opportunities. We cannot stop them from granting vote. The immigrants will come in crores. With such voting power, they will also have the power to elect representatives and since the decision making process is by the majority, in a few decades, we will have no place and will be reduced to a minority in our own land as has happened with the indigenous Tripuri people. If the PDA’s decision to oppose CAB is honest and they are sincere, PDA candidate should resign from contesting to prove their commitment and sincerity,” he said.
On the BJP’s assurance to remove Article 370 and 35A from the Constitution of India, Therie said, “If this is done, Art 371(A) will also be in danger of meeting a similar fate.” (Page News Service)