Home Minister Amit Shah (Photo Credit: ANI)
What will you gain by going against Dalits? asked Home Minister Amit Shah launching a scathing attack against those who are opposing the Citizenship Amendment act. While addressing a rally in Karnataka’s Hubballi Amit Shah said, “I want to ask those opposing Citizenship Amendment Act, what will you gain by going against dalits who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan? Those who are opposing CAA are anti-dalits.”
During his rally, Shah also challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to prove that the Citizenship Amendment Act would take away citizenship from Indian Muslims, as he advised him to read the act completely. “I challenge Rahul Gandhi...read the CAA completely, if you find anything that takes away citizenship of Indian Muslims....our Pralhad Joshi (Parliamentary Affairs Minister) is ready to debate with you,” Shah said.
Addressing a public meeting here on the CAA as part of BJP’s nationwide ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’, he accused the Congress of dividing the country on the basis of religion.
The BJP national president also accused the Congress, the Communist party, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the JDS, BSP, and SP of indulging in vote bank politicson CAA. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Union minister Pralhad Joshi and several BJP leaders attended the rally.
Gandhi, Nehru, Manmohan favoured helping persecuted minorities in neighbouring countries: Nadda
BJP working president J P Nadda on Saturday accused the Opposition of misleading people on the CAA and said Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Manmohan Singh supported the idea of helping religious minorities facing persecution in neighbouring countries.
Addressing a group of minority refugees from Pakistan at the party headquarters here, he alleged that the Opposition is spreading misinformation that crores of refugees would enter India due to the enactment of the law and it will become difficult to handle them. The law is for those who have come to India, with December 31, 2014, as the cut-off date, he said.
Nadda said people are also being misled that they would lose their citizenship after the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is enacted. “The law gives and does not take away citizenship,” he said.