Dumka | Jagran News Desk: Amid the protests over the amended Citizenship Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made scathing attack at the Congress and said that they speaking ‘Pakistan language’ and is supporting violence in Northeast.

Addressing an election rally in Jharkhand’s Dumka, the Prime Minister said that actions of Congress prove that all decisions taken in Parliament are correct.

“Congress and their allies are giving silent support to what is happening (incidents of violence over Citizenship Amendment Act). These scenes are strengthening country's confidence that Modi, Parliament and the government have saved the country by bringing the Act,” said PM Modi in his address.

PM Modi also thanked the people of Assam for keeping away from violence and said that they are making their point peacefully.

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“People of Northeast have rejected violent agitation and are now protesting peacefully against amended Citizenship Act,” said PM Modi.

He said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was brought to give respect to minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who were forced to live as refugees.

“To give respect to those (minority communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh) who fled to India and were forced to live as refugees, both houses of parliament passed the law (Citizenship Amendment),” he said.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which seeks to grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, was cleared by Parliament on Wednesday following which it was enacted into a law by President Kovind on Thursday.

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The Prime Minister continued his attack at the Congress and its allied and said that opposition built palaces for themselves and their families when in power and they are not worried about peoples troubles.

“I am a sevak, have come here to give account of BJP's achievements before people of Jharkhand,” he said.

Assembly Elections are being held in Jharkhand. The fourth phase of the elections will be on Monday. The first phase of the election in the state took place on November 30 while the second round was held on December 7. The counting of votes will take place on December 23.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma