Bhubaneswar:26/12/19:Union Minister Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan blasted opposition Congress for misleading and instigating people against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019.
Mr.Pradhan appealed to the people of Odisha not to get carried away with the “misleading” campaign by the opposition parties against the CAA.
“The Congress has been instigating people for creating an anarchic situation in the country. The opposition party has become intolerant after being repeatedly rejected by the people,” Mr.Pradhan told Media Persons here on 26 December.
Union Minister reminded that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had also provided citizenship to refugees fleeing East Pakistan during the 1971 Bangaladesh War.
Senior BJP Leader said both Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru had considered giving citizenship to people fleeing their countries after facing religious persecution.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a bold step to protect neglected people,” Union Minister pointed out.
Union Minister said the BJP will soon launch a massive awareness drive on the new citizenship law and reach out to three crore households in the country.
“Our party workers will visit the houses and explain to the residents how the CAA is not against Indian citizens,” Senior BJP Leader informed Media.
He said a Detailed Program as been chalked out to meet one crore people in Odisha.
Union Minister pointed out that the people have a right to raise their voice but no one has a right to damage public property and protesters should understand this point clearly.