Vadodara: BJP national working president JP Nadda on Thursday (January 2) said that Congress has not condemned the violence that took place during the protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, implying that they are behind it.

"Congress says they are not behind the violence," said Nadda. "If you (Congress) are not behind it, then so many days have passed, why have you not condemned it?" he asked while addressing an event in Vadodara.

Earlier, he offered prayers at the Swaminarayan Mandir. Temple saints handed over a letter to the BJP leader in support of CAA.

The party is conducting meetings and organising seminars on CAA. The BJP, on Thursday, launched a toll-free number to get support from people for its campaigns in favour of the amended citizenship law.

In December 2019, Nadda lashed out at West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and said she is doing vote-bank politics by opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019.

"West Bengal chief minister is just doing vote bank politics by opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The huge crowd here shows that people are in support of the Act and she should understand that people have rejected vote-bank politics," Nadda had told.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and came to India on or before December 31, 2014.