Agartala, Sep 13 (UNI) BJP president Rajnath Singh today demanded deportation of Bangladeshi infiltrators and restoration of peace and tranquility in the northeast.
During interaction with reporters here, Mr Singh said the northeastern states had been plagued with infiltration since the inception of Bangladesh in 1971. He said Bangladeshis, particularly Muslims who have entered India after 1971, should be treated as infiltrators and be deported to their country.
''If situation demanded, the Centre should support the local administration financially for ousting the foreigners,'' Mr Singh suggested.
On Bangladeshi Hindus in the region after the Bangladesh liberation war, he said, since the Bangladesh government had declared it an Islamic country, India has to give them shelter as refugees.
Regarding insurgent hideouts in Bangladesh, Mr Singh said there were a number of camps across the country, abetted by Bangladeshi people and the ISI, which were continuously trying to destabilise the Indian democracy.