P Chidambaram hits back at PM Modi over his challenge on Citizenship Bill
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had challenged the Opposition parties to publicly declare that they are prepared to accord Indian citizenship to all Pakistanis.
"Why should we give citizenship to people who are already citizens of Pakistan? What is the meaning of such challenges to the Opposition," he asked.
"It is gratifying that students and the young generation are liberal, secular, tolerant and exhibit humanism. Is the government challenging these values," the Congress leader also asked.
PM Modi, addressing an election rally in Jharkhand, had said, "I give an open challenge to the Congress and its friends from this land of the brave ... If they have courage, let them openly announce that they are ready to give Indian citizenship to all Pakistanis."