Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo Credit: ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday replied to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address in the Rajya Sabha and said that there is an attempt to cover up undemocratic activities under the garb of protests against CAA. “Attempts are being made to cover undemocratic activity under the garb of protests against new citizenship law,” PM Modi said in Rajya Sabha.
PM Modi attacked opposition parties on their attempt to ‘misguide and misinform’ the nation on the new citizenship law, saying the Kerala chief minister was, on one hand, warning about extremist elements infiltrating anti-CAA protests and on the other his party was supporting them in Delhi.
"Kerala's CM has said that extremist groups are behind the protest demonstrations going on in the state and warned of strict action against them. How can you support the same anarchy in Delhi or other parts of the country with which you are troubled in your state?" he said while speaking in the Rajya Sabha.
“Is it ok to misguide and misinform the nation? Can anybody be a part of a campaign that does the same? The path being taken on CAA by many Opposition parties is unfortunate,” he said.
He made the statements on protests against the new law, which seeks to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants of all faiths, except Muslims, from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan who have come to India by December 31, 2014. Instead of scaring people on the law, the right information needs to be provided, he said.
PM Modi also reiterated that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved dramatically after the abrogation of Article 370 and the formation of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
During his speech in the Rajya Sabha, the Prime Minister reminded the members of the way in which Telangana formation Bill was hurriedly pushed through in Parliament during the UPA regime in 2014.