Government can't treat migrants as second class citizens, says Rahul Gandhi over orange passport

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi over decision to roll out orange passports
Congress President Rahul Gandhi over decision to roll out orange passports

New Delhi : Rahul Gandhi is latest to join the list of criticisers who have tagged the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) decision to bring orange passport for Indian migrants. 

"Treating India's migrant workers like second class citizens is completely unacceptable. This action demonstrates BJP's discriminatory mindset," Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet this morning.

The government is looking forward to make passport not valid as address proof and also change its colour for the citizens who wish to migrate from the nation.

The foreign ministry has announced the news last week.

"As the last page of the passport would not be printed now, passport holders with ECR status would be issued a passport with orange colour passport jacket and those with non-ECR status would continue to get a blue passport," foreign ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said on Friday.