JP Nadda said that we are accepting the words of Manmohan Singh, which AAP (Congress) could not do. Keeping their words, we are bringing the bill. He could not complete it in his tenure, now we are doing it.
While discussing the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president JP Nadda remember former PM Manmohan Singh’s statement. He said that on 18 December 2003, Manmohan Singh gave a statement in Rajya Sabha. Manmohan Singh said that minorities are being tortured in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. JP Nadda said that we are accepting the words of Manmohan Singh, which AAP (Congress) could not do. Believing their words, we are bringing the bill. He could not complete it in his tenure, now we are doing it.
JP Nadda, BJP: In 2003, Dr. Manmohan Singh in Rajya Sabha said to then Deputy PM Advani ji on treatment of refugees and persecution of minorities in countries like Bangladesh, he said we should have more liberal approach in granting citizenship to them. So, we are following what he said. pic.twitter.com/P4Sbm3Dt3I
– ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2019
JP Nadda said that in 2003, Manmohan Singh told then Deputy PM LK Advani in the Rajya Sabha on the treatment of minorities in countries like Bangladesh that he should be liberal in granting citizenship. The BJP MP said that we are now doing what he had said.
JP Nadda said that after independence, the number of minorities in Pakistan has steadily decreased while the number of minorities in India has increased. He said that many times some people do not want to understand, the opposition is doing the same. Article 14 is being raised repeatedly, which is a wrong argument. The Congress party should not think about politics but country interest. Today there are refugees in many parts of the country who have studied but are not getting jobs due to citizenship.
Hit back at anand sharma
JP Nadda said that today, this bill will bring honor to millions of people. Anand Sharma’s speech was scholarly, when lawyers lacked facts, they had little connection with the original. There was a lot of voice in his speech but the facts were less. He said that there was harassment with minorities in Afghanistan-Pakistan-Bangladesh, the country was divided on the basis of religion.
JP Nadda said that at that time Hindus were majority in India and Muslims in Pakistan, accept this. In India, Muslims have got equal rights, but in Pakistan-Afghanistan, there is no equality with minorities.