‘Protest as much as you want, but CAA won’t go’, Home Minister Amit Shah said speaking at a rally organized in support of CAA in Lucknow.
Lucknow| ‘Protest as you like but the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)will not be withdrawn’, Union Minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday. He was talking at a rally organized in support of CAA in Lucknow.
He further added that the entire debate around CAA is about people who want good for the country and those who want to break the country in pieces. He again reiterated the ‘Bharat Ke Tukde’ phrase targeting those protesting against the newly amended citizenship law.
Amit Shah speaking in the rally in support of CAA said, “Today I have come to Lucknow to say it aloud that whoever wants to protest, can protest, but the CAA won’t be taken back.”
He also took on the opposition claiming that parties are spreading misinformation in an attempt to instigate riots and arson in the country. Congress is opposing the CAA and does not want to listen to the cries of minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan as they are ‘blinded’ by their ‘vote bank’.
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He also took a potshot on Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav saying, “Akhilesh babu, it’s best you speak less. Try and read sometimes, brother. Reading is beneficial.” He also dared Yadav to come on stage and speak about CAA for 5 minutes.
He also invited the opposition leaders such as Rahul Gandhi, Mayawati, and Mamata Banerjee to choose any platform to debate on CAA.
He said, “Those people who talk of human rights like a fashion today and come out with armbands, I want to ask them, where were your human rights lost when crores of people were killed, converted or forced to take refuge.”
He further added, “Opposition leaders who are greedy for vote banks should visit the camps of these people. Those who owned 100 hectares of land are today surviving and begging in a small slum with their family. Who used to have palaces, today don’t have jobs, medicine or food.”