Dharmendra Pradhan bets for NRC amidst growing protests


Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday at a function of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad launched an attack on those who are opposing the National Register of Citizens (NRC). He raised a question if they wanted the country to become a “Dharam Shala” (an open house).



Addressing the function he said that people like Bhagat Singh and Subhas Chandra Bose sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country. He also asked if they are going to make the country a Dharam Shala now where anyone can roam freely.



He claimed that they need to accept this challenge and the protesters should make sure that only those who are ready to say Bharat Mata Ki Jai can live here.



On the challenge of providing employment, Pradhan said that organizations like ABVP would have to work towards finding a solution to the issue.