‘CONGRESS & ITS CRONIES SPREAD FAKE NEWS AND MISINFORMATION ON CAA TO PROVOKE PEOPLE’
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi kicked off BJP’s campaign for the upcoming Delhi assembly elections by addressing a mega rally at Ramlila Maidan on 22 December, 2019 in New Delhi. Amid the chants and slogans of people, PM Shri Modi said unity in diversity is the hallmark of India. “Ramlila Maidan is a historic place. I can see an end to uncertainties on your faces,” he said to the residents of unauthorized colonies of Delhi assembled on the mega rally.
Congratulating residents of unauthorized colonies, Shri Modi said, “Even several decades after Independence, a large section of population in Delhi had to face fear, uncertainty, deceit & false electoral promises. Illegal, sealing, bulldozer and a cut-off date – life of a large population in Delhi” was confined around these words. I am happy that the BJP and the government have had the opportunity of bringing a new dawn in the lives of 40 lakh people of Delhi.”
In a scathing attack on the Congress Party, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that they gave land to VVIPs, while his party gave land to the people of Delhi. He also attacked the ruling Aam Aadmi Party government and said that it was doing nothing to provide clean water to the people of Delhi.
Shri Modi during his speech said that earlier governments did nothing to expand the metro network. He added that the fourth phase of Delhi Metro was stalled unnecessarily by the previous government. “25 km of new metro route added annually in last five years, it was 14 km earlier. In the last five years, we’ve made unprecedented development in Delhi Metro. We also built the Peripheral Expressway to decongest Delhi,” he said.
The Prime Minister addressed the ‘Citizenship Amendment Act’ issue that has caused protests across India and said that fake news and misinformation regarding the act is being spread to provoke people by the Congress and its cronies.
Assuring everyone that Modi Government not stripping anyone of their rights, the PM highlighted, “Some political parties are spreading rumours, they are misleading people and inciting them. I want to ask them, when we authorized the unauthorized colonies, did we ask anyone their religion? Did we ask which political party they support? Did we ask for documents from 1970, 1980?”
PM Shri Modi hit out at the opposition parties for spreading rumours about elaborate paperwork in to prove Citizenship in the CAA. He said his government never put the restriction of paperwork when it provided welfare schemes to the poor. “Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians all were benefitted, everyone who lives here was benefitted. We have never asked anyone if he goes to temple or mosque when it comes to implementing our schemes. We are dedicated to the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’,” he added furthermore.
In a furious attack on the violent protests against the CAA, he said, “Hate me but don’t hate India. Burn my effigies but don’t burn a poor man’s auto-rickshaw. What will you get from beating poor people, poor drivers and policemen.” He asserted that the police is there to always help the people and attacking them is not justified. 33,000 police personnel laid down their lives during work since independence but now being attacked mercilessly.
Citing no rules framed about NRC, Shri Modi remarked, “There have been multiple rumours about NRC too. NRC was implemented in Assam after the Supreme Court order. There are no rules that have been framed, it has not been introduced in Parliament. While we are giving you your right with the unauthorized colonies bill, will we then try and snatch your right?”
Training his guns at the Congress party, he said, “Politicians belonging to 100-year old political parties are not voicing for peace. Now that the people of the country have dismissed them, they have gone back to their old measures of divide and rule. Citizenship law and NRC have nothing to do with Indian Muslims and there is no detention centre in the country.”
PM Shri Modi while reassuring that no one’s citizenship is threatened, said, “Who understands the pain of refugees better than people of Delhi? CAA, in fact, provides citizenship to the religiously persecuted minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. CAA is not to take away citizenship; it is to give citizenship to people.” He requested the youth of the country to read the Act in detail and told them not to fall prey to the rumors of detention-centers being spread by Urban Naxals and Congress.
The Prime Minister attacked the Congress for opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act and named few of its leaders who once supported the Act. He also quoted ex-PM Manmohan Singh’s remarks in support of giving citizenship to persecuted minorities from Bangladesh.
He said that during the tenure of his government, India’s relationship with Gulf countries had improved. He highlighted that Muslim countries released many Indian prisoners, and Saudi increased Hajj quota because of India’s growing ties with the Islamic nations.
He appealed to people to contribute in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and urged everyone to stop using single-use plastics. Several party leaders and karyakartas were present at the event.
–PM Shri Narendra Modi said, “I can see a sigh of relief on all your faces”.
–On ownership rights to residents of unauthorized colonies he said,”We provided land ownership titles to 40 lakh people & both houses gave nod to land for Delhi’s landless people”.
–Clean drinking water still a dream for Delhi, AAP Govt is doing nothing to provide clean water to the people of Delhi.
–We built lakhs of homes, we never asked anyone about their religion.
–Some political parties spreading all kinds of rumours, misleading people and stoking their emotions against Citizenship law.
–What will you get by attacking security personnel asked PM Shri Modi.
–Hits out at violent protesters PM said CAA and NRC have nothing to do with Indians Muslims.
–There is no detention centre in the country PM said.
–CAA gives citizenship, doesn’t snatch it, asserts PM Modi.
–We are doing what Congress had promised but Congress could not do due to vote-bank politics, said PM Shri Modi on CAA.
‘ENDED YEARS OF UNCERTAINTY FACED BY 40 LAKH FAMILIES OF UNAUTHORIZED COLONIES IN DELHI’
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that a large section of the population of Delhi had to face uncertainty regarding the ownership rights of their residences years after the independence, which was addressed by the BJP government positively to get them their rightful ownership. “Even after several decades of independence, a large section of the population in Delhi had to face fear, uncertainty, deceit and false electoral promises. Illegal, sealing, bulldozer and a cut-off date — the life of a large population in Delhi was confined to these words,” said Shri Modi.
Prime Minister Shri Modi said that he was able to see the positive effect of the removal of uncertainty from the lives of more than 40 lakh families residing in unauthorized colonies. “The people, who created roadblocks for the residents of unauthorized colonies to regularize their properties, should see the happiness on these people’s faces today at the Ramlila ground,” he added.
The Prime Minister said that the BJP government has been able to address the regularization of unauthorized colonies within a very short span of time. “The steps taken to remove these problems from the people’s lives were never taken by the authorities earlier. I decided that this should not continue. Our government started work in March earlier this year. And in November, the Bill to regularize the unauthorized colonies was passed in parliament,” he said.
He said that the earlier regime was engaged in the politics of favoritism by doling out government bungalows to their supporters instead of caring about the common people. “You should know what those people, whom you were asking for something for yourself, were doing. They had illegally given 2,000 lavish bungalows to their people. No one knows what was given to whom in lieu of that,” he said.
“These people did not know that this is Modi. Our government got the 2,000 flats vacated and worked towards ensuring ownership rights for the residents of unauthorized colonies. My VIPs are common people,” added Shri Modi. The Act regarding the regularization of unauthorized colonies recognizes and confers rights of ownership or transfer or mortgage to the residents of such colonies on the basis of power of attorney, agreement of sale, will, possession letter and other documents.