Akhilesh Yadav arrives downtown by CAA, NRC

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi party Leader Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday he criticized the central government for the new citizenship law and said: the whole country is unhappy with it and protests against it.

They want to give citizenship on the basis of religion. They do not want Muslims to obtain citizenship. People are also unhappy, he added.

The former prime minister also expressed concern about the National Population Registry (NPR) and said: all the details they want for the NPR are there in everyone's Aadhaar card. What has happened to that data? What new information are they trying to get from the NPR? My party is against the CAA and NPR.

Yadav also said that the central government should focus on creating employment opportunities for young people and working to stabilize the economy.

In the morning, Yadav flagged off a cycle march of party MLAs against the Citizenship Amendment Act, NRC, and NPR from the party office in Lucknow to the state assembly.