BJP Faces Biggest Political Challenge with Implementation of CAA

Chandni Mohan
December 18, 2019 |

A few years back, BJP secured its place in the hearts of people residing in North East India. After the saffron wave took over, most of the parties retreated back. However, after three long years of its biggest win in the region, the party is facing the first-ever political challenge on this scale that even wasn’t there during the elections. While trying to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act, BJP led NDA government at the center has been challenged by almost every state. Many social groups and student’s unions are demonstrating their despair in the government’s decision.

While all advancements are creating tension in the nation, political parties aren’t being naïve about the situation. The opposition and those against the Act are trying their best to bring the question out loud.

Many politicians have come forward condemning the decision of the government and seeking answers regarding this unexpected decision.

Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi chief minister provoked the need for measures to check on the already existing problems of the nation including economic slowdown and price rise. And, criticizing the CAA, stressing on the current status of the country.

Kejriwal deemed while talking at the News18, “Those who come from outside the country will be provided documents by our government but India’s citizens who do not have documents will have to go away from the country? Why was this kind of law needed? There are so many other issues that need attention.”

Seeking answers to serious questions when not able to find ways for feeding those migrating from the neighboring countries when our own people aren’t fed well.

Delhi chief added, “crores of people who will come from neighbouring countries. Our own people do not have jobs. The situation is bad for our own people.”

Uddhav Thackeray, the chief minister of Maharashtra, reacting on the police crackdown at the Jamia Millia Islamia voiced against such actions and mentioned that the country cannot stay stable when the youths are disturbed. He also highlighted the future of our country that lies in the hands of our youths.

In his own words,” “I feel no country can remain stable where youth are disturbed. I ask the Centre not to destabilize the youth of this country.”

According to Uddhav Thackeray, the violence against students only lead to an ‘atmosphere of fear’ which isn’t what any country would like to welcome. He even compared the action of the police to the battlefield and found it unjustified.

Thackeray said, “here is a deliberate attempt to create an atmosphere of unrest in society. The way police opened fire on students by forcefully entering the compound, it appeared like the Jalianwala Bagh massacre.”

Amidst all this, Narendra Modi has tried to assure the citizen of the country to have faith in the Act. Modi accused Congress of trying hard to spread lies against the citizenship law.

During an election rally in Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi deemed, “The Congress is spreading lies, creating an atmosphere of fear for Muslims over the new law. Citizenship (Amendment) Act neither takes away the rights of Indian citizens nor harms them in any manner.”

My open challenge to the Congress Party, which is shamelessly peddling lies…

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 17, 2019

He tried to reiterate the Act by calling it an enactment for helping religious minorities of three nations including Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Modi summoned the urge for a hand to those who fled these countries because of the massacres in the name of religious faith.

Modi said, “It’s for people who have fled three countries due to atrocities on account of their religious faith. It’s for those who are living in miserable conditions and cannot go back.”