New Delhi: The Congress instigated riots against the Citizenship Amendment Act and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited ‘rioters’ in their homes. That was Union Home Minister Amit Shah‘s allegation while speaking to BJP workers in Delhi. He also tried to reassure people by saying the CAA would not take away anyone’s citizenship.
Shah attacked Pakistan for “terrorising” Sikhs as he referred to a recent attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib by a violent mob in Pakistan and asked opposition leaders to open their eyes to atrocities against minorities in the neighbouring country. “This is an answer to all those opposing the CAA. Tell me, if these Sikhs who were attacked the other day in Gurdwara Nankana Sahib will not come to India, then where they will go?” he asked.
Opposition leaders were spreading a pack of lies over the CAA, he said, asking BJP workers to carry out an intensive campaign to inform the masses about its features.
Its beneficiaries are largely Dalits and the poor and those opposing the law are against these people, Shah said, calling Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Gandhis “anti-Dalits” for questioning it. “Arvind Kejriwal has misled people. The Congress, especially Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, have instigated riots by misleading people. Do you want a government in Delhi which incites riots for politics?” he asked.
The opposition was inciting minorities against the CAA by alleging that they will lose their citizenship, he said. “I want to tell brothers and sisters from the minority that none of them can lose their citizenship because the CAA has no provision to take it away,” Shah said. The BJP leader also claimed that Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had extended her support to rioters by visiting their homes.
Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also accused the Congress of trying to create “confusion” over the Citizenship Amendment Act after failing to convince people against it. Addressing people during a “Jan Sampark” event in Dhamoura in UP’s Rampur, as a part of the BJP’s nationwide awareness campaign on the CAA, Naqvi also claimed that the grand old party is trying to create an “atmosphere of instability” in the country. He alleged that the Congress and some of its allies take a different approach on the same issue in Parliament and outside it.
The “fake and fabricated propaganda” being carried out by the Congress and its allies on the issue of the CAA will be exposed soon, the Union Minority Affairs minister said in a statement. Naqvi said Muslims were living in India out of “compulsion” but by “commitment” to nationalism. The social, religious, constitutional rights of Indian Muslims are absolutely safe, he said.
The CAA is to provide citizenship and not to take away citizenship of any person, Naqvi added. The Congress and its allies with “narrow political interests” are spreading misinformation in a particular section of the society regarding the CAA, he alleged. These people are trying to hide the “mountain of truth” by “bushes of lies”, he added. Naqvi said there is no question mark on or threat to the citizenship of any Indian Muslim from the CAA or any other legislation.