Union Home Minister of India, Amit Shah, on Friday said that not a single person will lose its citizenship in Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) 2019. He accused the Congress party of spreading false rumours.
Amit Shah was addressing a rally in the state of Himachal Pradesh’s Capital, Shimla, on the occasion of 2nd anniversary of the BJP Government in the state, led by Chief Minister (CM) Jai Ram Thakur. Shah talked about CAA for about half an hour, defending the Act, saying the Act is to give citizenship and not take it away.
Shah said “Nobody will be stripped of their citizenship” in the public rally.
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In the rally he accused Congress party, saying “the Congress and company are spreading rumours that the citizenship of the minorities will be taken away with the Citizenship Amendment Act”.
Talking over the continued anti-CAA protests in New Delhi and other parts of the country he said “”I challenge Rahul ‘baba’ to show even one clause in the Act that has provision to take away citizenship of anyone”.
Shah said, CAA has no provision in it which would strip people of their citizenship, asserting, even people belonging to the minority groups in the country.
He said “this Act has a provision to give citizenship to those belonging to the minority and came from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan”.
He pointed out to another programme launched by the Modi Government saying, The Centre has also approved “One Rank, One Pension” which gave relief to several retired military personnel.
Trying to bond with the Himachal population, Shah, pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi share a special connection with Himachal Pradesh, he said “when Modi Ji became the Prime Minister for the first time, he granted special status to Himachal Pradesh with 90% assistance in centrally-sponsored schemes”.