New Delhi: Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party MLA T Raja Singh Lodh said that if illegal Bangladeshi and Rohingya do not go back they should be shot and only then India will be safe.
In a video message, Raja Singh went on to say: “If these people, illegal Bangladeshis and Rohingya, don’t go back with ‘sharafat’ (like gentlemen) then there is a need to make them understand in their own language. They should be shot. Only then India will be safe.”
During the 1971 war, he said, India supported Bangladesh, and it was then that a large number of Bangladeshis “infiltrated” into Assam, where 40 lakh such people were still staying illegally.
The MLA said illegal immigrants from Bangladesh had settled in Assam as part of a “conspiracy to destroy India”. It is the responsibility of the government to send them back to Bangladesh, he said.
In another message posted on the site, Lodh said all Muslims staying illegally in India should be sent back to their countries for India’s safety and, if they do not go away, they should be thrown out at gunpoint.
Lodh, known for making controversial remarks, had recently dubbed those who host iftar parties as “vote ke bhikhari (beggars for vote)”.