Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, who went on a door-to-door campaign to dispel rumours over Citizenship Amendment Act, said Congress is creating confusion among the Muslim community
Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader BS Yediyurappa once again blamed the Congress of creating 'confusion' among the Muslim community over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act while launching a door-to-door campaign to dispel such rumours.
Yediyurappa was on a door-to-door campaign to make people aware of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and to allay their fears. "Unnecessarily, the members of Congress are creating confusion among the Muslim community. I assure you that not a single Muslim will be affected because of CAA," said Yediyurappa.
"Almost all previous Prime Ministers have supported it, now Congress is creating a problem so as to create confusion among Muslims. That's why we are out on the door-to-door campaign," he said.
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.
Union home minister Amit Shah also held a pro-CAA rally held in Jodhpur on Friday (January 3) and 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.
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.
Last Updated 5, Jan 2020, 12:55 PM IST