New Delhi: Union home minister and BJP national president Amit Shah on Monday said that over 52 lakh missed calls from verifiable phone numbers have been received on a special number in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

"52,72,000 missed calls have been received on a special number in support of Citizenship Amendment Act from verifiable phone numbers, total 68 lakh calls have been received," Shah said. The BJP had on Friday launched a campaign with a toll-free number that provides the facility for common people to give missed calls to register their support for the citizenship law.

"This campaign is aimed to do away with misgivings about the CAA. People can give a missed call to toll-free number 8866288662 and extend their support to the new law," BJP leader Anil Jain had said.

The BJP president on Sunday led the party's door-to-door 10-day campaign to spread awareness about the Act with top party leaders reaching out to people across the country, amid a wave of protests against the contentious law since it was passed in December.

Shah visited homes in Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi and talked to people about the benefits of the amended citizenship law. He also distributed pamphlets on the subject and urged them to go through it.

With ANI Inputs