Several protesters had gathered at Shaheen Bagh, Delhi to express their disapproval with respect to the Centre's decision of amending the Citizenship Amendment Act (Act). However, BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha has claimed that the protesters found in those areas are from Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Kolkata: BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha has said that majority of the people sitting in protest over the Centre's decision of Citizenship Act (CAA) in Shaheen Bagh, Delhi, and Park Circus, Kolkata, are from Bangladesh and Pakistan.
"Most of the people sitting at Shaheen Bagh and Park Circus are infiltrators from Bangladesh and Pakistan. They are protesting by using children and women as shields. The recent video has revealed they want to divide India and break off Assam. Will the people of this country ever want to talk about dividing this country?" Sinha addressed the media.
"I also ask the leaders who went to Shaheen Bagh, did you go there to support these elements who talk about breaking the nation?" he added.
Sinha also slammed West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for passing the anti-CAA resolution in the state Assembly.
"Mamata Banerjee's government is formed under the Constitution. They took an oath on it before forming the government. Today, by passing this anti-CAA resolution, they have broken that oath and dishonoured the Constitution. An Act passed by the Centre cannot be challenged by the states," Sinha said.
Sinha also slammed Congress and CPM for supporting the resolution in the Assembly and added that his party will now expose the truth about these parties by visiting Hindu refugee families.
"The work made by Mamata Banerjee, with the help of Congress and CPM is shameful. It has now become clear that they are anti-refugees. The three parties want to send the (Hindu) refugees away and want the illegal Muslim immigrants to settle here," Sinha said.
"We will go to the Hindu refugees in West Bengal and tell them about this act by the three parties," he added.
Earlier, West Bengal Assembly passed a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). The resolution was moved by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government.
West Bengal is the fourth state, after Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan, to pass a resolution against the CAA.
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