Protest against the CAA: Prime Minister Modi dares to oppose speaking against Pakistan; Congress responds with a 'biryani' excavation

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized Thursday in Congress for opposing and not speaking out against Pakistan during it, evoking an acute response from the opposition party.

Speaking at Sree Siddaganga Mutt in Tumakuru of Karnataka, he said: Our government brought the CAA, but Congress has opposed it. These people have begun to stir against the Constitution.

In vigorously defending the CAA, the prime minister said he was adopted by Parliament in a historic movement, but that Congress and its allies and the ecosystem created by rival parties were now against the same institution.

PM Modi also said the Congress and its allies do not speak against Pakistan but take out rallies against the refugees, who have been forced to come to India.

" Pakistan was founded on religious grounds due to which atrocities on minorities such as Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Christians have increased. But Congress and its allies don't speak against Pakistan ," he said.

Congress responded to the prime minister's charges on Twitter and said: Modiji, this agitation is not against Parliament, but to oppose its divisive actions. We will not allow you to divide the country.

Countering the PM's charges on opposition parties not protesting against Pakistan , the Congress said: " Pakistan is yet to emerge from the wounds inflicted by India in 1948, 1965, 1971 and in Kargil. If you are really keen to give a reply to Pakistan , stop the game of biryani and mangoes."

Earlier, speaking at the rally, PM Modi pointed out that the efforts of his government were directed at protecting the Dalits and tribals in Pakistan .

He said India cannot leave the Hindus, Christians and Sikhs apparently fleeing Pakistan to "their fate" and added it was the country's responsibility to protect them.