Amid violent protests against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.
In a series of tweets on December 22nd, 2019, Gandhi alleging that the two BJP leaders are dividing the country as they can’t face public anger against unemployment and the state of the economy.
“Dear youth of India, Modi and Shah have destroyed your future. They can’t face your anger over the lack of jobs and damage they’ve done to the economy. That’s why they are dividing our beloved India hiding behind the hate. We can only defeat them by responding with love towards every Indian,” he tweeted.
Violent protests broke out in several parts of the country after the citizenship law was passed in parliament on December 11th, 2019. Several people have died in Assam, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh in violence over the week.
Gandhi said the students are the future of India and no student should ‘allow Modi and Shah to divide the country”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a rally in Delhi’s iconic Ramlila Maidan on December 22nd, 2019, attempted to allay the fear of protesters and blamed the Congress and “educated naxals” of misleading the students. “The Muslims of this country’s soil have nothing to do with the CAA and the National Register of Citizens,” Modi said.
A day after Modi’s ‘Aabhar Rally’, the Congress will stage a ‘satyagraha’ at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, on December 23rd, 2019, demanding protection for the Constitution and the rights of people as enshrined in it.
Gandhi appealed the youth of the country to join him at the Rajghat ” to protest against the hate & violence unleashed on India by Modi-Shah”.
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