BJP working president J.P. Nadda has questioned Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s “silence” on raging violence and the damage caused to public property during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in the country.
Nadda also questionned Rahul Gandhi’s “limited intellect and knowledge” about the new citizenship law and dared him to speak “even ten lines” on its provisions.
According to the CAA, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants, and be given Indian citizenship.
Addressing a “BJP thanksgiving” programme in Indore in Madhya Pradesh for enacting the CAA, Mr. Nadda said he wanted Gandhi to “speak only ten lines” on the provisions of the CAA, which is being opposed by the Congress.
“I want to ask Rahul Gandhi to speak only ten lines on the CAA provisions. He should also speak only two lines on the provisions, which according to him are harming the country. It is very unfortunate that the people who come to lead the country do not even know the basics about CAA,” Nadda said.
He said Gandhi has not made even a single statement condemning vandalism during anti-CAA demonstrations.
“Public property has been damaged in the country on a large scale during the violent protests in the last one week. But, has Rahul made any statement condemning this loss?” he asked.