Centre Will Not Go Back on CAA, Those Protesting Can Continue: Amit Shah
Saurabh Kumar/Lokesh Goswami Tennews New Delhi :
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday (January 21) addressed a pro-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow and dared the Congress, Samajwadi Party, TMC and other opposition parties to prove that the new legislation strips Indians of citizenship.
Addressing the rally, Shah challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav to hold an open debate with him on the CAA.
“The anti-CAA parties are spreading propaganda and spreading illusions that’s why the BJP is running the Jan Jagran Abhiyan, which is a public awareness campaign against those who are trying to break the country,” he said.
“I have introduced this bill in the Lok Sabha. I want to tell the opposition that you should discuss this bill publicly. If it can take citizenship of any person, then prove it and show it,” added Shah.
Shah also declared that the opposition parties can protest as much as they want against the CAA but the BJP-led government at the Centre will not scrap the new law. “Let me say this here and now, this law will not be withdrawn, no matter who protests…We are not scared of opposition, we were born in it,” he asserted.