Jodhpur: Union home minister Amit Shah reacting to infants’ death toll climbing to 104 in Rajasthan’s Kota, slammed Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot over his insensitive attitude and statements over the infants’ death in Kota. 

Amit Shah slammed Gehlot and said, “Instead of approaching Delhi’s court, I request Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot to think about the infants’ death that is reported every day in Kota. The cries of the mothers will haunt you and curse you.” 

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Speaking at a pro-CAA rally held in Jodhpur, Amit Shah on Friday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was not against Indian minorities and it was not going to take anyone's citizenship away.

He reiterated his party's firm stand on the Citizenship Amendment Act asserting that they will not move even an inch away on the issue, no matter how many parties join hands against it.

"Even if all these parties come together, BJP will not move back even an inch on this issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act. You can spread as much misinformation as you want,” Shah said while addressing a public rally here. Shah also accused Congress of spreading misinformation over the issue.

"BJP is undertaking campaigns to create awareness on the Citizenship Act throughout the country. Why are we being made to do so? It is because Congress has made it a habit to indulge in vote bank politics. They have also spread misinformation about this Act," Shah added.

He also took a jibe at senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act while challenging him of a debate on the issue.

"Rahul Baba, if you have read the law then come anywhere to debate over it. If you haven't read it, then I will get it translated in Italian and he can read that," said Shah.

BJP has been fire fighting the issue and Prime Minister Narendra Modi too had tried to give clarification on it during his rally at Ramlila maidan.

The Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, seeks to grant Indian citizenship to Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.

With ANI Inputs