New Delhi: Union Minister and BJP leader Anurag Thakur on Monday accused the Congress of doing politics of vote bank and appeasement.
Thakur said that there was a conspiracy by opposition against the new citizenship law in order to tarnish the image of India.
“Why there is protest when the new law was actually enacted to grant citizenship and not to snatch it? Some people have hatched a conspiracy to tarnish the image of the country,” he said.
Addressing a programme of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in the Chhattisgarh capital, the minister accused the Congress of doing politics of vote bank and appeasement.
“Minorities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh were being tortured and therefore, the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was enacted to grant Indian citizenship to them. Earlier, the Congress had also said that minorities of these countries will be given citizenship of India. But the Congress says something and does something. They did not grant citizenship but only did the politics of vote bank and appeasement,” the MoS for Finance said.
The BJP leader further alleged that a section of the media “mislead” people, apparently on the CAA, and did not allow the truth to come to the fore.
He accused the Congress and Opposition parties of “adding fuel to fire and spoiling the atmosphere of the country”.
“The NRC was implemented in Assam by the then government of Rajiv Gandhi. It seems the Congress has forgotten former Prime Ministers Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi,” he said.
Thakur asked the BJP’s youth iwng leaders and workers to clarify all the apprehensions about the CAA, NRC and NPR.
“It is our responsibility to ensure India’s victory under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji and make India a five trillion economy,” he added.