BJP stage protests outside Kejriwal’s residence over NRC jibe against Manoj Tiwari

Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday protested outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, a day after he took a dig at party leader Manoj Tiwari and said the Bihar-born MP would be the first to leave the city if NRC was implemented.

Kejriwal, while addressing a press conference on Wednesday said: “If NRC is implemented in Delhi, Manoj Tiwari will have to first leave Delhi.”

Tiwari has been calling for a verification drive in the national capital on the lines of the one in Assam, which led to the exclusion of 19 million people.

After a journalist was attacked in a South Delhi neighbourhood on Sunday, Tiwari attributed the attack to “infiltrators”. Last month too, the BJP leader had said that the situation in Delhi had become “dangerous” due to the presence of a “large number” of illegal immigrants including Bangladeshis and Rohingyas.

Meanwhile, many opposition leaders have accused the BJP of creating unnecessary panic with ideas of implementing the National Register of Citizens throughout India.