Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked the Narendra Modi led government on the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill and said that ‘it is a criminal attack on the North East’.
He further said that he ‘stands in solidarity with the people of the North East’ and that he is at their service.
“The CAB is an attempt by Modi-Shah Govt to ethnically cleanse the North East. It is a criminal attack on the North East, their way of life and the idea of India. I stand in solidarity with the people of the North East and am at their service,” Gandhi wrote on his Twitter after the bill was tabled at the Rajya Sabha.
Expressing his resentment over the Bill, the Congress leader further said that the bill is an “attack on the Indian constitution. Anyone who supports it is attacking and attempting to destroy the foundation of our nation,”.
It may be mentioned that the Union Home Minister Amit Shah tabled the controversial Bill in the Rajya Sabha on December 11th, 2019 amid strong opposition and widespread protests in Assam.
The Centre has been in the ire of the public as they strongly oppose the bill which seeks to grant citizenship to the people belonging to the Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Parsis who have become the victims of religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan and entered India on or before December 31st, 2014.
Meanwhile, replying to Rahul’s statements, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma quizzed him on the Congress’s regime in Assam over the infiltration of Bangladeshi Muslims in the state.
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