Shimla: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday dared Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to show the provision in the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) that says the citizenship of a person will be taken away.
Amit Shah was addressing a rally in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh to commemorate the BJP’s two years of power in the State.
“I want to tell everyone, and especially the minorities, that the Congress and company are misleading and spreading rumours that under the CAA, the citizenship of Muslim brothers is about to be taken away. I challenge Rahul baba to please come and present any single provision in the Act that mentions that citizenship of any person will be taken away,” said Shah.
“I want to tell every citizen of the country that in this Act there’s no provision to take away the citizenship of anyone, not even minorities. The Act aims to give citizenship to minorities who have come from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and not snatch it [citizenship],” he said.
Shah signalled at the Congress and asked them not to mislead people.
“You [the Congress] please do not mislead people. Don’t try to destroy the country’s peace. If you have the facts, then present them before people,” he said.