After the Citizenship Amendment Act came into implementation via official notification, Home Minister Amit Shah today took a dig at Trinamool Congress and Congress party for misleading the country on CAA and challenged them to point out at a single provision in the law which takes away anyone’s citizenship.
He also upheld that as much as we belong to India, Hindus, Christian, Sikhs and Buddhist from Pakistan and other South Asian nations have the same right in this country and promised that CAA will give citizenship to them.
"I challenge Mamata Banerjee and Rahul Baba, to find out a provision from CAA that can take citizenship away from anyone in this country." Amit Shah said in Madhya Pradesh.
The Union Home Minister was speaking at a rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur as part of BJP’s awareness programme on CAA. The visit comes after BJP launched a 10 day door to door campaign to reach out to masses on Citizenship Amendment Act.
Blaming the Congress party of dividing the nation, Amit Shah stated, "When the partition of the country took place, it was Congress party which divided the country on the basis of religion."
"The Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis, Jain, who lived in both East and West Pakistan, wanted to come here, but they stayed there because of bloodshed. Our leaders had assured these people a home in India and we are only doing that through CAA, "he added.
He also mentioned the data that the population of minorities in Pakistan went down from 30 per cent in 1947 to 3 percent now.
For the moment, several non-BJP ruled states including Madhya Pradesh have put forth that they will not implement CAA in their state which assures citizenship to people of different faiths except Muslims who had come to India before December 31, 2014.