A Haryana BJP MLA had made a controversial statement at an event in his constituency while speaking in support of the amended citizenship law. Kaithal MLA Leela Ram Gurjar said that those opposing CAA and NRC could be "wiped out" in an hour.

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The MLA added that today's India is not of former Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru and Gandhi, but of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah.

"Aaj yeh Jawaharlal Nehru ka Hindustan nahi hai, aaj yeh Gandhi wala nahi hai. Aaj yeh Hindustan hai, Narendra Modi ji ka. Miya ji, ab yeh Hindustan, Narendra Modi ji ka hai, agar ishara ho gaya na, toh ek ghante mei safaya kar denege."

(India is not of Jawaharlal Nehru or of Gandhi today, but it is of Narendra Modi. If we get a signal, within one hour we will wipe them out.)

He added, "If Muslims think there is a conspiracy to make them leave India, there is nothing of that sort in this act. But those who have illegally entered the country will definitely have to go."