Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (Photo Credit: Twitter: BJP)
Taking a dig at the Congress over the absence of six major political parties namely Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the opposition meet on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said that the opposition unity on CAA stands exposed. "Apart from Congress, no other major parties went to take party in the meeting. Neither the BSP, nor the Samajwadi Party, Aam Aadmi Party TMC were in it. The wind of opposition unity has blown," Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
“Opposition resolution (against CAA) must have made Pakistan happy. CAA is a chance to expose barbaric treatment of minorities in Pakistan," he added.
Launching a scathing attack against the opposition for protesting the CAA, the Union Law Minister said that the Parliament passed the law after thorough debate for two days, in which every political party participated. “There was an open debate in the Parliament for two days, voting took place, everyone also participated in the discussion. It is now being said that the Citizenship Act was passed in Parliament in haste,” he said.
The resolution is neither in national interest nor in the interest of security. It is also not in the interest of those minorities who fled neighbouring countries to escape persecution," Prasad told reporters.
Opposition parties, led by the Congress, adopted a resolution on Monday, demanding that the amended Citizenship Act be withdrawn and the process of NPR immediately stopped and asserting that it was all part of an "unconstitutional package" that targeted poor people, SC/STs and minorities.