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Those against CAA are ‘anti-Dalit’, says Amit Shah

The BJP National President said there was no clause in the new act that takes away citizenship of Muslims and accused the Congress and Rahul Gandhi of trying to create confusion.

The BJP National President said there was no clause in the new act that takes away citizenship of Muslims and accused the Congress and Rahul Gandhi of trying to create confusion.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Addressing a public meeting as part of BJP’s nationwide ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’, the Home Minister accused the Congress of dividing the country on the basis of religion.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to prove that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act would take away citizenship from Indian Muslims, as he advised him to read the act completely.

Terming those against CAA as “anti-Dalit”, Mr. Shah said there was no clause in the new act that takes away citizenship of Muslims and accused the Congress and Rahul Gandhi of trying to create confusion.

“I challenge Rahul Gandhi...read the CAA completely, if you find anything that takes away citizenship of Indian Muslims....our Pralhad Joshi (Parliamentary Affairs Minister) is ready to debate with you,” Mr. Shah said.

Addressing a public meeting here on the CAA as part of BJP’s nationwide ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’, he accused the Congress of dividing the country on the basis of religion.

The BJP National President also accused the Congress, the Communist party, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the JDS, BSP, and SP of indulging in vote bank politics on CAA.

Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, Union minister Pralhad Joshi and several BJP leaders attended the rally.

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