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Thousands of Bangladeshis cross into India as Lok Sabha passes Food Security Bill

27, Aug 2013 By Pagal Patrakar

Mumbai. Millions of Bangladeshis living in India and others ready to infiltrate into the country, have hailed the historic moment of Lok Sabha passing the Food Security Bill.

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In fact, thousands had already crossed into Assam and West Bengal at the time of this report being filed. They will soon get some documents that will prove that they were Indian citizens eligible for highly subsidized food grains.

“We have already got Aadhar Cards and now we will register ourselves to get rice at Rs 3/kg, wheat at Rs 2/kg and other cereals at Re 1/kg,” said Abdul Chaudhari, a Bangladeshi staying illegally in India who knew in and out of the Food Security Bill.

These Bangladeshi immigrants were earlier planning to go back to their country when they heard about Indian economy going south, but when they heard about freebies that were waiting for them, they decided to stay back.

“We are not interested in stock market anyway, that’s the area of interest to Pakistanis and Dawood Ibrahim. We are interested in these welfare schemes,” Abdul told Faking News why he decided to stay back even though the economy is yet to get back on track.

“Maybe a 2 BHK flat in Mumbai,” the Bangladeshi immigrant responded when asked if there was more that the government of India could do to secure their stay in India.