However, just after the release of the list, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured that no coercive action would be taken against those whose names were not mentioned in the draft list.
Speaking to ANI, Rajnath Singh said: "Even someone whose name is not in the list can approach the foreigner's tribunal. No coercive action will be taken against anyone, hence there is no need for anyone to panic."
The Congress also came down hard on the BJP soon after the release of the draft.
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