Vadodara: BJP workers have sent over 42,000 postcards, collected from residents of Vadodara, Gujarat, to show their support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Centre's move on the amended Citizenship Act.

On Friday (January 17), the BJP workers took out a rally to the local post office before sending the postcards to the Prime Minister.

Ranjanaben Bhatt, Lok Sabha MP, who led the march, said that this was a gesture by the Vadodara residents to thank and appreciate the work done by PM Modi.

"Our workers went ahead and met the people and asked them to fill out postcards in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). But in most of the cases, the people themselves handed over the postcards showing their support to the CAA and PM Modi. Today, we have posted 42,000 postcards, and there are some 20,000-25,000 more people who will do so on a later date," Ranjanaben Bhatt told reporters.

"The people of Vadodara are with Narendra Modiji, and this is their way of showing their support," she added.

The CAA grants Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.