BJP National President and Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah on 05 January, 2020 at the Booth Karyakarta Sammelan in New Delhi, accused Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra of instigating riots by misleading people on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and sought to reassure Muslims, saying the law has no provision about taking away citizenship of minorities.
‘Opposition spreading lies’
During the meeting, Shri Amit Shah referring to a recent attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib by a violent mob in Pakistan, accused the neighbouring country of terrorizing Sikhs and asked Opposition leaders to open their eyes to atrocities against minorities across the border.
“This is an answer to all those opposing the CAA. Tell me if these Sikhs who were attacked the other day in Gurdwara Nankana Sahib will not come to India, then where they will go?” he asked.
Opposition leaders are spreading a pack of lies over the CAA, he said asking BJP Karyakartas to carry out an intensive campaign to inform the masses about its features.
The CAA’s beneficiaries are largely Dalits and poor and those opposing the law are against these people, Shri Amit Shah alleged, calling Kejriwal and the Rahul Gandhi anti-Dalit for questioning it. “Arvind Kejriwal has misled people. The Congress, especially Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, has instigated riots by misleading people. Do you want a government in Delhi which incites riots for politics,” he asked.
The Opposition was inciting minorities against the CAA by alleging that they will lose their citizenship, he said.
“I want to tell brothers and sisters from the minority community that none of them can lose their citizenship because the CAA has no provision about taking it away,” Shri Shah said.
The Union Home Minister also said that Priyanka Vadra, the Congress general secretary, extended her support to rioters by saying that she will visit houses of those who carried out riots.
‘Kejriwal favours anti-nationals’
Launching a strong attack on Delhi CM Kejriwal, Shri Amit Shah alleged that he came to power in Delhi five years ago by misleading people with a host of promises.
Speaking to party workers, he said that Kejriwal was wasting public money on advertisements and said somebody can mislead people once but not all the time. He exuded confidence that the BJP will come to power in Delhi under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Asking whether the AAP government has completed any work during its tenure, the BJP President listed the works done by the Centre for Delhi in the past five years.
He also accused Kejriwal of “favouring the Tukde Tukde gang” by not giving sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar, the former president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), in the JNU sedition case.
Urging BJP workers to undertake door-to-door campaign to take the BJP’s message to the people, BJP National President said he will himself take part in ‘mohalla sabha’ campaign in the National Capital. Delhi will go to polls in the coming weeks.
BJP works on ‘Ideology, not Nepotism’: JP Nadda
Addressing the Booth Karyakarta Sammelan in New Delhi Party National Working President Shri JP Nadda said BJP works on the basis of ‘Ideology and not Nepotism’.
He further stated that BJP is the only party that has leadership and has intentions to work for the development. “Other parties if they have a leader, don’t have a strategy. Some do not have intentions to work. If they organize a program, they do not have workers. But BJP has leadership of Modi ji and also has support at the international level. The party has leadership at booth level also,” he added.
At the programme, Delhi BJP President Shri Manoj Tiwari also addressed the huge gathering and targeted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for doing little to develop the city. “I would like to tell Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that the registry has begun for the unauthorized colonies of Delhi. Stop this if you have strength,” Shri Tiwari said. Among others senior leaders of BJP and Delhi party office bearers were present on this occasion.