STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

PM Modi using 'charlatans' to do his bidding on Citizenship Act: Sitaram Yechury

BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah also posed Sadhguru's video and said 'stop believing lies and half-truths on CAA'.

Published: 31st December 2019 12:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2019 12:53 PM   |  A+A-

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury.

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury (File Photo| S Senbagapandiyan, EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Dubbing Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev as a "charlatan", CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using a video of the spiritual guru backing the Citizenship Amendment Act to mobilise support for the contentious law.

In a tweet said, Yechury said the PM used "blatant untruths" during his recent speech at the Ram Lila Maidan on CAA and tagged a fact check of Sadhguru's video with it.

"Modi harangued at Ram Lila Maidan, with blatant untruths, and is now using charlatans to do his bidding.

"The whole edifice of Modi's deception around NRC-NPR-CAA is built on the support of these people who don't even know if they have read the Act.

"What Modi thinks to be a 'lucid explanation' is so full of misinformation and so wrong on facts, that a fact-check can be done by anyone," he said.

Earlier, the Twitter handle of Modi's personal website also had a message saying the CAA is about giving citizenship to persecuted refugees and not about taking anyone's citizenship away.

The message was posted with the hashtag "India Supports CAA".

It also asked people to share content, graphics and videos from the prime minister's NaMo app to show their support for the law, which has triggered protests in different parts of the country.

BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah also posed Sadhguru's video and said "stop believing lies and half-truths on CAA".

He urged everyone, especially the youth, to watch the video and get a "historical perspective on why we need CAA".

More from Nation.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp