While addressing an event in New Delhi, Union home minister Amit Shah attacked Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi for misleading Muslims and said the latter and AAP government are responsible for riots during CAA protests
New Delhi: Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday launched a scathing attack on Congress over its stand against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and accused Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi of misleading the minorities.
He also asserted that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress were the parties responsible for the riots which broke out. Addressing a gathering in Delhi, Shah said, "AAP and Congress, especially Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, are misleading the minorities of the country. Nobody's citizenship will be revoked under CAA, it is an Act to give citizenship. These parties are responsible for the riots which broke out," he said.
Shah also tore into the Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government, blaming the chief minister of not allowing the implementation of Central government schemes in the national capital.
"The AAP government in Delhi has caused the most harm to the poor of Delhi. Kejriwal ji just for his political interests is not allowing Ayushman Bharat scheme to be implemented. People have now seen through you Kejriwal ji, AAP was wiped out in MCD and Lok Sabha polls," BJP chief Shah said.
Without pointing out any particular incident or protest, Shah also accused the Delhi chief minister of not giving sanction to the police to prosecute the students who raised anti-India slogans.
"Students who raised anti-India slogans should be put behind the bars or not? But Kejriwal is not giving sanction to police to prosecute them," Shah told the gathering.
He made these statements while addressing the 'The Delhi CycleWalk' inauguration event in Delhi.
Union minister Hardeep Puri and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi were also present at the event.
Last Updated 6, Jan 2020, 3:25 PM IST