Opposition inciting communal riots over CAA by spreading misinformation: Amit Shah

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Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah was on a two-day visit participated in various programmes in Odisha on February 28-29. During his visit Shri Shah addressed a massive public meeting in support of the Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) in Bhubaneswar on the first day of his visit.
On the same day, prior to the CAA meeting Shri Amit Shah also attended the 24th zonal conference of Eastern Zonal Council in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

On February 29 the Union Home Minister visited Jagannath Temple in Puri to seek the blessings of the lord of the Universe. On his return from Puri, he also visited the Lingaraj Temple before his departure to New Delhi.

Noteworthy, the BJP has undertaken a countrywide awareness programme on CAA from January 05 following opposition sponsored protest against the amended law. Meanwhile, Union Ministers Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Shri Babul Supriyo, Shri Gririraj Singh and BJP MP Smt. Rupa Ganguli have addressed public meetings on CAA at Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur and Jeypore of the state respectively.

Addressing the CAA rally in Bhubaneswar Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah accused opposition parties of inciting communal riots over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) by spreading misinformation that Muslims will lose their citizenship because of the new law. “Opposition parties are creating disturbances and riots. They are spreading violence,” Shri Amit Shah said.

“I have said this before and repeating it now that nobody, no Indian Muslim will lose their citizenship because of the CAA. This law is for granting citizenship to religious minorities that have been persecuted in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. It’s not intended to take away anyone’s citizenship,” Shri Shah said.

Union Home Minister said, “Modi ji formed Ram Mandir Trust, Article 370 was abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir, citizenship law has also been amended, he addressed important issues relating to national security and sensibilities.” “Earlier, top leader of the Congress had too promised citizenship to Sikhs and many other communities, we have just taken it further,” Shri Amit Shah said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party had emerged as the second-largest party in Odisha in this Parliament and Assembly elections to which he said, “Out of 37,000 booths, we were No 1 in 14,000 booths. We have got around 93 lakh votes in Parliament elections.

In the past 10 years, the Congress allocated Rs 79,000 crore funds to Odisha, while Modi ji gave Rs 2.11 lakh crore apart from electricity to eight lakh families and many development projects, Shri Shah said.