Amit Shah dares Opposition for an open debate on CAA
Lucknow : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday dared Opposition to come for an open debate on the CAA and discuss their issues on any platform, reaffirming that the legislation will not be withdrawn.
He made these remark during his pro-CAA rally in Lucknow, where hundreds of women have been observing an anti-CAA protest since Friday night at the iconic ‘Ghanta Ghar‘ (Clock Tower).
Speaking at the rally, Amit Shah slammed Rahul Gandhi and Mayawati for spreading rumours about the new law. He claimed that it is because of such leaders BJP had no option but to launch an awareness drive on CAA.
"Modi ji brought CAA, against which Rahul Gandhi and company, which includes Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati-the whole brigade started speaking out against it," Shah said.
#WATCH Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Lucknow: Modi ji #CAA lekar aaye, aur CAA ke khilaf, yeh Rahul baba and company, Mamata, Akhilesh ji, behen Mayawati, saari ki saari brigade CAA ke khilaf 'kau kau kau' karne lage. pic.twitter.com/xMys1yiu3J— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 21, 2020
Further reiterating that there was no provision in CAA to take away citizenship, the Home Minister said that it was in fact a legislation which will give people Indian citizenship. “At the time of partition, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains constituted 30% of the population in Bangladesh and 23 % in Pakistan. But today, it’s just 7% and 3%, respectively. Where have these people gone? Those who are protesting against CAA, I want to ask them this,” he questioned the opposition.
Amit Shah further said that it was him who had introduced the bill in the Parliament and invites Opposition for an open debate to prove that the law takes away anyone's citizenship.