Amid protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday said the BJP won’t go back an inch to revoke the Act.
Speaking at a pro-CAA rally in Jodhpur, Shah said the party will work hard and reach out to the youth and minorities to make them understand that the CAA has not been introduced to snatch citizenship.
He also challenged former Congress president Rahul Gandhi saying that if he has not studied the law, he should go to a corner and check to find out what this law means.
“CAA has been introduced to give citizenship to persecuted minorities from three nations,” he said.
Shah said the CAA is being opposed by those who have become habitual to playing politics and they have started a wrong campaign over it to mislead the youth of the country.
Shah claimed that the Congress government in its manifesto had announced granting citizenship to migrants from Pakistan, however, they could not do it because they were thinking of their vote bank and were busy playing politics for the same.
The home minister asked why was the country divided on a religious basis and who triggered the division of the nation.
It was the Congress who divided the country on religious grounds, he said.