'Literates need to be educated': BJP hits back at Satya Nadella over his CAA remarks
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A day after Satya Nadella said that the amended Citizenship Act is bad for India, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday attacked the Microsoft Chief Executive Officer, calling it a "perfect example" of "how literate need to be educated".
"Precise reason for CAA to grant opportunities to persecuted minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. How about granting these opportunities to Syrian Muslims instead of Yezidis in USA?," said BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi in a tweet.
This came a day after Nadella said that every single immigrant who is provided with the status of being a citizen of the country under the newly amended Citizenship Amendment Act, which has caused a lot of furore across the country, may aspire for a prosperous future and equally benefit the society and economy.
"Every country will and should define its borders, protect national security and set immigration policy accordingly. And in democracies, that is something that the people and their governments will debate and define within those bounds," he had said.
"I'm shaped by my Indian heritage, growing up in a multicultural India and my immigrant experience in the United States. My hope is for an India where an immigrant can aspire to found a prosperous start-up or lead a multinational corporation benefitting Indian society and the economy at large," he added.
Nadella, an Indian immigrant in the US who now heads the American tech giant, however, called the new legislation "bad and sad" in an interview with Buzzfeed editor Ben Smith.
India, for over a month now, has witnessed protests and counter-protests after the government passed that allows persecuted refugees, including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Christians but not Muslims, who came here on or before December 31, 2014, from three neighbouring countries (Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan) to seek citizenship of the country.
(With ANI inputs)
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