Jaipur: Accusing the Congress of indulging in appeasement politics and creating confusion over the amended Citizenship Act, Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday claimed that the Congress of immediately was completely different from the one which had led the liberty motion because it now stands with those that commit violence.
The BJP was clearing confusion amongst folks over the brand new regulation by way of its door-to-door marketing campaign, she stated.
“The opposition is creating confusion and misleading people over the issue of CAA. Congress president Sonia Gandhi released a video statement but she did not condemn the violence (during protests). Congress is standing with those who committed violence,” she instructed a press convention on the BJP workplace right here.
The get together’s former president Rahul Gandhi had stood by those that raised the slogan ‘desh tere tukde honge’, the Union minister alleged.
“Congress repeatedly tells the country that it ran the freedom movement. They ask (us) where were you. That Congress which had led the freedom movement cannot stand with ‘tukde tukde’ gang and cannot support violence. This is a different Congress,” Sitharaman stated.
“They are not habitual of staying away from power. They are in the habit of doing appeasement politics,” she alleged.
Concerning the citizenship subject, she stated non secular minorities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh have confronted persecution of their international locations and sought asylum in India over the past six many years.
“In the last six years, over 2,000 refugees, mostly Muslims, who have come from Pakistan got Indian citizenship. In the same period, more than 900 people, mostly Muslims, from Afghanistan and nearly 200 people, mostly Muslims, from Bangladesh also got citizenship. There is no exclusion. Even today, they can acquire citizenship under the Citizenship Act,” Sitharaman stated.
She stated the Congress in its election manifestos had promised citizenship to spiritual minorities arriving right here from neighbouring international locations.
However now, when the Narendra Modi authorities was doing it, they have been siding with these concerned in violence, the Union minister alleged.
Asserting that the BJP too in its manifesto had promised citizenship to refugees, she stated, “We do not do vote bank politics while the Congress is still doing the politics of appeasement for Muslim votes and spreading lies. Citizenship (Amendment) Act was passed by Parliament after debate. There can be a protest in democracy but violence cannot be tolerated.”
When requested in regards to the Centre’s response over Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s determination of not implementing CAA within the state, the Union minister stated that Gehlot has forgotten that he had written to Centre throughout his earlier time period for giving citizenship to Pakistani refugees.
“He should remember that he had written a letter to the Centre. He should now support the government when it is being done,” she stated.
She additionally focused the chief minister over the deaths of kids in a Kota hospital saying he ought to take heed to what the deputy chief minister has stated.
“The chief minister is focusing on CAA rather than on the deaths of children. He is concerned about minority votes,” Sitharaman added.
Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Saturday criticising his authorities over the deaths of 107 kids in Kota’s state-run JK Lon Hospital, saying their response to the toddler deaths might have been extra delicate.
Earlier within the day, Sitharaman launched a door-to-door consciousness marketing campaign on the Citizenship (Modification) Act at Kagzi Mohalla, Khudabaksh Chowk in Sanganer right here and accused the opposition of spreading misinformation in regards to the new regulation.
“The CAA is not for taking away anyone’s citizenship. The Opposition has no other issue and therefore they are deliberately creating misconception. They are wrong. Confusion is being created by linking CAA with NRC and we have to clear it,” she instructed a Muslim household.
Accompanied by Jaipur MP Ramcharan Bohra and different leaders, she additionally visited Laxmi Colony close to Kagzi Mohalla for the marketing campaign.