The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) will contact more than three crore families, organise rallies in every district of the country and hold over 250 press conferences across the country to inform people about the amended Citizenship Act. BJP on Saturday announced a mass contact programme to expose opposition parties' "lies" and apprise people of the details of the amended citizenship law to assure them that it is not against existing citizens.
BJP working president J P Nadda chaired a meeting convened to formulate party's strategy over the issue amid protests in various parts of the country against the new provision in the Citizenship Act and the proposed creation of a National Register of Citizens. Party general secretary Bhupender Yadav said BJP will seek to inform masses about the new law. Yadav said the party will also involve beneficiaries of the amended law in its information campaign about the statute.
The new law seeks to give citizenship to minorities from three neighbouring countries, who arrived in India before December 2014 due to religious persecution. He also accused opposition parties, especially the Congress, of spreading misinformation in a bid to disturb peace across the country during recent protests which have claimed several lives.