Mumbai: An alleged Bangladeshi immigrant arrested earlier this month in Mumbai has turned out to be a local BJP leader. The Congress lost no time in deriding the party that rules at the centre. “Has Amit Shah (Union Home Minister) made special provisions for BJP members in the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)?” Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant tweeted today.
According to the police, a man named Rubel Sheikh was arrested earlier this month for living in India on the basis of forged documents. He is allegedly a Bangladeshi national.
On Saturday, a photo of the man with BJP MP Gopal Shetty, identifying him as the party’s north Mumbai minority cell chief, surfaced on social media.
The Congress, seizing the opportunity, launched a scathing attack on the BJP, which has promised to rid the country of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, the NDTV reported.
“The chief of the north Mumbai BJP minority cell has turned out to be Bangladeshi. We want to ask the BJP, is this Sangh Jihad? Are there special provisions under the CAA for BJP? One law for the country, another for the BJP,” Sawant tweeted.