Can send Italian translation of CAA to Rahul: Amit Shah

Challenging Congress and other opposition parties for a debate on CAA, Home Minister Amit Shah said in Jodhpur that the BJP will not budge an inch on the issue

Published: 04th January 2020 09:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th January 2020 09:23 AM   |  A+A-

Union Home Minister Amit Shah launches a mobile number to seek support for the amended Citizenship Act in Jodhpur | Pti

Express News Service

JAIPUR: Union Home Minister Amit Shah accused the Congress and other Opposition parties of spreading misinformation on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and offered to send an Italian translation of the Act “if Rahul Gandhi has trouble understanding it”.

Addressing a rally in Jodhpur on Friday, Shah turned up the heat on opposition parties as he kicked off the BJP’s outreach campaign on the CAA. “Even if all these parties come together, BJP will not budge an inch. Let them spread as much misinformation as they want,” he thundered.

Shah said the Congress was misleading Muslims while challenging party leader Rahul Gandhi to a debate on the issue. “Rahul baba, if you have read the law, come anywhere for a discussion… If you haven’t, I will get it translated into Italian,” he jabbed.

Shah said the Congress was opposing the legitimacy that the BJP was granting to refugees from three neighboring countries for fear of losing its vote bank. “They didn’t have the courage to do it, hence the lies and misinformation. Modi had the courage to include minorities who were mistreated in their own countries.”

Shah said the BJP will take out 500 rallies across the country beginning Saturday to reach out to 3 crore people. “We will not withdraw the CAA. The law is not against minorities. No provision in the amended law will take anyone’s citizenship away,” he said.

The rally was held on the home turf of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot because Jodhpur region has a large population of Hindu migrants from Pakistan, many of whom have been waiting to get Indian citizenship for years. “Gehlot is busy prostrating in the Sonia Durbar but we would like to know why he is opposed to refugees in his home district,” Shah asked.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

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.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp