By calling PM Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah as “infiltrators” Congress leader Adhir Ranjan has put his party in an untenable situation.
Bengaluru: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan is slowly but surely turning out to be a master of scoring self-goals!
The latest in his goof-ups is the way he termed both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah as “infiltrators”.
He said, "India is for everybody. It's for Hindus and Muslims. But they want to show that we will let Hindus live and not Muslims, is India somebody's estate? Everybody has an equal right. Amit Shah, Narendra Modiji, you are an infiltrator. Your home is in Gujarat, you came to Delhi, you are a migrant yourself. Legal or illegal, we will know later. In the world, Indians have the largest migrants."
His statements have received a lot of flak as BJP leaders like Giriraj Singh have not taken kindly to it.
But going further, Adhir Ranjan, who was elevated as the leader of the house in Lok Sabha, has put his party in a spot of bother earlier too.
During the time of abrogation, Adhir Ranjan had said, “You (government) says that it is an internal matter. But it is being monitored since 1948 by the UN. Is that an internal matter? We signed Shimla Agreement and Lahore Declaration. Was that an internal matter or bilateral?”
As the leader blurted out these statements, none other than Sonia Gandhi herself looked at him with helplessness. Though Adhir later tried to give some sort of justification, the damage had been irrevocably done.
Twitter too had erupted in indignation and vexation at his statements.
What’s the CAB?
The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, in order to grant Indian nationality to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians, who come to India due to religious persecution in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan even if they don't possess proper documents.
By unnecessarily issuing such statements, Adhir Ranjan is only putting Congress deeper in chaos.
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