CAB 2019: Congress mocks PM Narendra Modi's tweet to people of Assam
New Delhi : Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted assurance to the people of Assam about their safety and integrity after the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha, Congress mocked him with a fact that his words cannot reach the people of Assam as internet services have been blocked in wake of massive protests.
"Our brothers and sisters in Assam cannot read your 'reassuring' message Modiji, in case you've forgotten, their internet has been cut off," tweeted Congress in a reply to PM Modi's tweet.
Earlier, PM Narendra Modi tweeted, "I want to assure my brothers and sisters of Assam that they have nothing to worry after the passing of #CAB. I want to assure them- no one can take away your rights, unique identity and beautiful culture. It will continue to flourish and grow."
"The Central Government and I are totally committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of the Assamese people as per the spirit of Clause 6," he said in another tweet.
The Central Government and I are totally committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of the Assamese people as per the spirit of Clause 6.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 12, 2019
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the passage of the bill and called it a landmark day for the nation. "A landmark day for India and our nation's ethos of compassion and brotherhood! Glad that the #CAB2019 has been passed in the #RajyaSabha. Gratitude to all the MPs who voted in favour of the bill. This bill will alleviate the suffering of many who faced persecution for years," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted soon after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed.