PM Modi will stay at the Raj Bhavan on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday while attacking the anti-citizenship law protestors said, we can't leave minorities from Pakistan to their fate and India has a responsibility to protect them. “Pakistan was formed on the basis of religion and minorities were being persecuted there. The persecuted were forced to come to India as refugees. But Congress and its allies don't speak against Pakistan, instead they are taking out rallies against these refugees,” PM Modi said while addressing a rally in Karnataka’s Tumakuru.
“Those who are agitating against the Parliament of India today, I want to say that today need is to expose activities of Pakistan at the international level. If you have to agitate, raise your voice against Pakistan's actions of last 70 years,” he said.
Strongly defending the CAA, he said it was adopted by Parliament in a historic move, but that the Congress and its allies and the ecosystem created by his party’s rival were now against the very institution.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi arrived at the Yelahanka air base by a special plane on a two-day visit to Karnataka to attend events in Tumakuru and Bengaluru.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Union Ministers D V Sadananda Gowda and Pralhad Joshi and state Revenue Minister R Ashoka were present to welcome Modi. Yediyurappa greeted the Prime Minister by garlanding him and offering a shawl and adorned him with a Mysuru Peta (turban).
In the evening, the Prime Minister will visit the DRDO facility to dedicate five DRDO Young Scientists Laboratories to the nation. He will stay at the Raj Bhavan on Thursday.
On Friday, Modi will inaugurate the 107th Indian Science Congress at the University of Agriculture Science in Bengaluru.