BJP should avoid arrogance, rethink: Ashok Gehlot at CAA
JODHPUR: Prime Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday he pointed to the BJP, saying he should avoid arrogance and go to rethink the amended citizenship law.
Also hit the prime minister Narendra Modi , asking why such a situation arose that they had to clarify to the public about the legislation.
His comments came the day the Minister of Interior of the Union Amit Shah is conducting a demonstration in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Jodhpur.
When the whole country opposes, then the BJP-led Center should leave its arrogance behind and rethink, Gehlot said, claiming that the saffron party was still adamant in implementing the Law despite opposition from nine states.
Welcoming Union Home Minister Amit Shah to his home district for the rally, the CM said, PM Modi used to give 'Mann ki Baat' speech and people used to listen. Now, why such a situation has developed that he has to give clarification regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act, NPR and the NRC.
He is sending people across the country, all the leaders to go and explain to the public. Why such a situation has developed. I want to ask, he added.
The prime minister said the situation was so serious that people from all over the country were on the streets.
They have taken to the streets; The new generation has taken to the streets. The young people of the country are worried about their future. Why such a situation developed, he asked.
When questioning the circumstances under which citizenship legislation was passed in Parliament, Gehlot said it was during the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee The tenure that the provisions of the National Registry of Citizenship and the National Registry of Population were made.
But there was no fuss at that time, he said, adding that it must be understood why it happened now.
Gehlot also accused the BJP of polarizing the country.
It is easy to talk about a Hindu rashtra. It is easy to advance the agenda. Ask them, when this is done, how many pieces of this country will be there. Do PM Modi and Amit Shah have the answer, he said .