Mathura: Uttar Pradesh BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh on Wednesday hit out at Samajwadi President Akhilesh Yadav for criticising the National Population Register (NPR).
Singh said that Yadav should stay in Pakistan to realise the atrocities faced by the Hindus in that country.
“Akhilesh should stay in Pakistan for one month and pray in Hindu temples, then he will have first hand experience of atrocities committed on Hindus in Pakistan,” the state BJP chief said.
His remarks come after Yadav on December 29 said the National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) were against the poor and minorities of the country, while asserting that he will not fill up the NPR form.
“There is nothing wrong in the NPR as it provides simple options like presentation of Aadhaar card or driving license, etc or confirmation by three residents of the area that the person is a bonafide resident of the area,” Singh told reporters.
SIngh also accused Congress General Secretary Priyanka Vadra of “misleading” the people.
“Priyanka visited victims of violence in Uttar Pradesh with the sole purpose of creating a ruckus. The CAA was amended with the people’s best interests in mind.”