Reiterating the government’s firm stand on the contentious CAA, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will not be scrapped despite the protests over it.
Attacking the Opposition for “misleading” people on the CAA, Shah also declared that construction of a Ram temple touching the skies in Ayodhya will begin within three months.
Shah, addressing a rally in Lucknow in support of the CAA, said that there is no provision in the amended law for taking anyone’s citizenship away. A canard is being spread against the CAA by the Congress, SP, BSP, and Trinamul Congress.
The CAA is a law to grant citizenship, he added.
“I want to say that irrespective of the protests this will not be withdrawn,” he added.
Shah challenged Congress leaders to hold a discussion with him on the CAA at a public forum.
He named Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party’s Mayawati and Trinamul chief Mamata Banerjee while throwing the challenge .
“Congress has become blind due to vote bank politics,”he said. He also blamed the Congress for partition.