NEW DELHI: JDU leader and political strategist Prashant Kishor slammed the BJP over its stand on CAA and NRC.
Kishor tweeted, "Being dismissive of citizens’ dissent couldn’t be the sign of strength of any Govt. @amitshah Ji, if you don’t care for those protesting against #CAA_NRC, why don’t you go ahead and try implementing the CAA & NRC in the chronology that you so audaciously announced to the nation!"
CAA aims to protect religiously persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan by giving them Indian Citizenship. The cut-off date for those to be given citizenship in India has been fixed at, on or before 31st December 2014.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on the Opposition and dared it to protest as much as they can for the Modi government will not take back the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Shah dared Rahul Gandhi, Mayawati, Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav to a public debate on CAA and said that these leaders were driven only by vote-bank politics.
“We are not bothered about the opposition because we have been nurtured with opposition,” he said.
Speaking at a pro-CAA rally in Lucknow, Shah said that there were 23 percent minorities, including Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and Christians in Pakistan at the time of Partition but the figure had come down to just three percent today.
“Where have they gone? They have either been killed or converted or have fled to India. Many of them have left their palatial houses in Pakistan and are living in huts now.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not only giving them homes but also jobs and a better life. Is this wrong?” he asked.