Senior BJP Leader Uma Bharti (Photo Credit: File image)
New Delhi :
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti on Thursday launched a scathing attack against Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, accusing them of instilling fear among Muslims over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). “Jinnah is no more but Rahul Jinnah & Priyanka Jinnah are there who are disturbing environment & instilling fear among Muslims on CAA,” Uma Bharti said.
He further claimed that the father of Congress interim president was a soldier in Mussolini's army. “Did anyone of us say that Sonia Gandhi's father was a soldier in Mussolini's army in Italy?” she added.
While addressing a meeting Uma Bharti said, “Since she (Sonia Gandhi) is our daughter-in-law and married in our country, we respect her from the bottom of our hearts.”
Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah also accused senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of misleading minorities on the amended Citizenship Act, saying they were lying on the issue.
Addressing a gathering here, Shah held Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for “riots” and breach of peace in the national capital over the amended citizenship law.
The country is witnessing Rahul Gandhi support rioters, he said, adding the Congress leader is identifying himself with them.
Shah, who is also the BJP president, said that Delhi bore the brunt of “riots” for four days during the recent violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). He added that the AAP government and the Congress were responsible for it.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought in the new legislation to give citizenship to minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have sought refuge in India, but “Congress and AAP, especially Rahul and Priyanka, are misleading minorities in the entire country”.
“They are telling them ‘you will lose your citizenship due to CAA’. There is no provision in the amended law that takes away citizenship of people. Why are you lying?” Shah said.
He said that the Congress and the AAP “misled the youth and people of Delhi and committed the sin of burning the national capital in the fire of riots”.
“Unashamed, they are still saying they will give legal aid to those behind the riots, go to their houses and take care of them,” he added.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed shock over the violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday night and claimed that it was a “reflection of fear” that “fascists in control of our nation” have of the students. “The brutal attack on JNU students and teachers by masked thugs, that has left many seriously injured, is shocking. The fascists in control of our nation, are afraid of the voices of our brave students. Today’s violence in JNU is a reflection of that fear,” he said in a tweet.
Violence broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday night after masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in police.
At least 18 people were injured and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). JNU Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh suffered a head injury. The Left-controlled JNUSU and the ABVP blamed each other for the violence that continued for nearly two hours.