NEW DELHI: Union home minister Amit Shah revealed that 5.5 lakh citizens from Ahmedabad have written pro-CAA postcards to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
They have thanked the prime minister for bringing in the law Citizenship (Amendment) Act and for supporting “human rights”.
BJP has also started the largest awareness campaign regarding the CAA and this has found a place in the Limca Book of Records and World Record of India as well.
Addressing BJP workers from his former Assembly constituency Naranpura, Shah said that lies are being spread about the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Mostly the opposition parties, including the Congress opposed the CAA and National Registry of Citizens (NRC).
Shah questioned Congress for not opposing the CAA when it was one of the factors mentioned in the manifesto of BJP.
He specifically targeted Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, whose state promised Indian citizenship to Hindus and Sikhs from Pakistan in 2006 and 2009. BJP expanded his idea by adding Parsis, Christians, Jains and Buddhists along with Sikhs and Hindus.
CAA will ensure human rights to lakhs of people who face religious persecution in the three Muslim dominated countries, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
He again reiterated that CAA will not take away anyone's citizenship and challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to prove the same.
Shah accentuated that Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains come to India, from Pakistan and Bangladesh, to save their religion and that they have nowhere else to go.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated that CAA is meant to give citizenship and not take away the citizenship.
Addressing an event in West Bengal’s Belur Math on Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary, he added that the youngsters are being misguided about the CAA and NRC.