Addressing a mammoth BJP rally at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on a chilly sunday , Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a scathing attack , accused his rivals of stoking fears among people and misleading Muslims over the amended citizenship law, and asserted that his government’s schemes have never done any discrimination on the basis of religion.
A lie is being spread that this government had brought the law to snatch people’s rights, the prime minister said and dared rivals to find anything discriminatory in his work.
Unable to challenge him in elections, Modi asserted, his rivals have resorted to dividing the country through rumours. Modi took at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
#WATCH PM: Mamata didi went from Kolkata to UN. Few years back, she was pleading before Parliament that infiltrators coming from Bangladesh should be stopped. Didi what has happened you? Why did you change? Why are you spreading rumours? Elections come & go. Why are you scared? pic.twitter.com/L3H9YeFxvG
— ANI (@ANI) December 22, 2019
Without naming the rival parties, he said people were incited by those in high positions, who shared fake videos.
The opposition parties are attempting to fool and divide the people over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) but the attempt will fail as it is based on lies, said the prime minister.
“You all have seen how they (opposition) are speaking lies and giving inflammatory speeches along with fake videos being made on the issue.
“The people sitting at the top have committed a sin by putting these on social media,” Modi said at Ramlila Maidan.
Modi urged the crowd present at the rally to stand and pay respects to the Parliamentarians for passing the CAA.
“The CAA was passed in the Lok and Rajya Sabha for the benefit of the Dalits, poor and the oppressed class. The MPs chosen by you made it possible for the bill to be passed in the Parliament, I urge you to stand up and show respect to the Parliament for it.