Nehru promised citizenship to Pak minorities, Cong protesting against CAA to protect the voting bank: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: BJP Leader Amit Shah On Monday, former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had promised citizenship to minorities in Pakistan, but Congress is now protesting the amended citizenship law because he is afraid of his voting bank.

Addressing an election rally in support of the BJP candidate of Rajinder Nagar, Republican of Singh, said that the February 8 polls were no longer to elect the members of the assembly and a prime minister, but were a competition between two ideologies

On the one hand, there are people who are with Shaheen Bagh and, on the other hand, there are people who enter Pakistan and come to the death of our soldiers, he said.

In his rallies, Amit Shah has been raising the issue of a sit-in by anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh here since December 15, asking people to vote for the BJP to show their disapproval for the stir.

On the issue of CAA, he said: Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Rajendra Prasad, Maulana Azad, all promised to grant citizenship to Pakistani minorities every time they come to India.

But, when I presented a bill to give them citizenship, Congress broke their promise and is now protesting against the CAA because they are afraid of their voting bank in Shaheen Bagh, he said.

In Shaheen Bagh, protesters are raising the slogans of 'Jinnah wali azadi' ... what freedom are they taking? India achieved independence in 1947. Now, no one can divide it, Shah said.

The Interior Minister alleged that the AAP government protected those who raised anti-national slogans at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

On Sharjeel Imam's cut-off-Assam-from-India remark, Amit Shah said for 12 days, he had been asking if he would give sanction to prosecute the JNU student, but he hasn't uttered a word.

The BJP leader said the Kejriwal government promised to install 15 lakhs of CCTV, but only 1.5 lakhs could be installed, and that too with the help of the Center's subsidy.

Kejriwal promised to deploy commands on buses (for the safety of women). But in reality, he made AAP workers wear command uniforms, he claimed.

He said that the Yamuna will be cleansed. I challenged Kejriwal to take a dip in the river at 8 am Tuesday, he said.

Shah also accused the head of the AAP of hindering the implementation of the 'Ayushman Bharat' scheme in the national capital and delaying work to regularize unauthorized colonies.