Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed his first rally since the announcement of Delhi assembly polls on Monday (Photo Credit: PTI File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called protests against the amended citizenship law politically-designed experiments. Speaking at a rally ahead of the Delhi assembly elections, PM Modi said, "the protests in Seelampur, Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Millia Islamia over Citizenship (Amendment) Act are no coincidence but an experiment".
"Is this performance just a coincidence? No. This is a conspiracy. There is a design of politics behind it, which is going to ruin the harmony of the nation," he said at the rally in east Delhi's Karkardooma. He said such protests must be discouraged as it will result in lawlessness and anarchy.
"We need to stop this anarchy otherwise more roads will get blocked," he added.
"From time to time, in different cases, the view of courts,the Supreme court is that protests should not bother the common man. The Supreme Court, the high courts have always expressed their displeasure over violence and arson during demonstrations, but they (protesters, Opposition) are ignoring the warnings despite claiming to support the Constitution," he said.
PM Modi claimed that if the protesters were against one law then they would have ended their agitation after assurances of the government.
"But AAP and Congress are provoking people. Constitution and tricolour are being kept in front and attention is being diverted from the real conspiracy," PM Modi alleged.
PM Modi said those who questioned Batla House encounter are saving those who raised 'tukde tukde' slogan.
"These people were doubting the ability of our forces during surgical strikes. Do citizens of Delhi want such people in power? These people are saving those who want to break India into pieces. There was time when Delhi witnessed frequent bomb blast; these are people, who declared Batla House encounter as fake; they are the same people who tried to defend Tukde-Tukde people," he added.
The Assembly elections for 70 seats of Delhi will be held on February 8, and the counting will take place on February 11.