Amit Shah, Narendra Modi are migrants: Cong leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
NEW DELHI: leader of the Congress party in the Lok sabha Adhere Ranjan Choudhary said Sunday that the prime minister Narendra Modi and Interior Minister Amit Shah were 'migrants'.
I can say that Narendra Modi and Amit Shah Ji are themselves the migrants. Their homes are in but they have come to Delhi, Chowdhury told ANI here.
India is for everyone: for Hindus, for Muslims and for everyone else. They are creating the fear of throwing out Muslims. They do not have the ability to do so. But what they want to show is that Hindus will be able to stay, while Muslims will be sent away, Chowdhury added, while opposing the Citizenship Bill (Amendment).
Chowdhury's comment comes at a time when the minister of Shah Union is discussing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill with members of political parties and civil society organizations from the northeastern states.
The Union Interior Minister met with them on Friday and Saturday, while the third meeting is scheduled for December 3.
Earlier, Shah had said in the document that the Citizenship Bill (Amendment) is necessary for Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Christian and parsis refugees, who are being discriminated against because of their religion in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan , obtain Indian citizenship.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed in the Lok sabha on January 8 this year, aims at granting citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan , who came to India before December 31, 2014.
Attacking the bill further, Chowdhury said Interior Minister Shah should know the number of migrants from India who worked and lived in the rest of the world and their contribution to the Indian economy.
Worldwide, the maximum number of migrants comes from India. All Indians living and working abroad send millions of rupees back to India. But no other country thinks about the issue apart from Modiji and Amit Shah, Chowdhury said.
He also warned Shah of the consequences of passing the bill.
Amit Shah has the necessary numbers to approve the Citizenship Bill. It is one thing, but what will happen after the bill is passed is another matter. If the BJP believes that it can improve India by passing the Citizenship Bill, then it is nothing more than its illusions.
It is because of the subject of the citizenship bill that they have been swept in (partial elections of the assembly). If they continue with him, they will also be swept from the rest of India, Chowdhury added.