Prime News, National (New Delhi), August 2:- India’s sovereignty is paying a heavy price because of the quality of its political discourse, wielded by “fickle minds and fragile hands” on the issue of illegal migration in north-eastern states, said Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday.
In a blog written on the National Register of Citizen (NRC), Jaitley argued that political parties opposing the NRC in Assam are going back on their earlier position when they favoured laws designed to weed out illegal migrants. He expressed concerns over their growing number in the region.
“India’s sovereignty is paying a heavy price because of the quality of its political discourse. Though Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Mr. Rajiv Gandhi took a particular position in 1972 and 1985 for the deletion and deportation of foreigners, Rahul Gandhi takes a contrary position and his party turns turtle.
“Similarly, the BJP ally of 2005, Ms. Mamata Banerjee, took a particular position. As a federal front leader, she now talks to the contrary. Can India’s sovereignty be decided by such fickle minds and fragile hands?,” the leader wrote in a blog shared on his Facebook page.
Jaitley’s words came following disruption in Rajya Sabha earlier in the day. The House had to be adjourned following ruckus by opposition parties when BJP President Amit Shah stood up to speak on NRC. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).