‘This act will shred India’s soul’: Sonia Gandhi’s scathing attack at BJP over Citizenship Act
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday made a scathing attack at the BJP-led NDA government over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act -- which seeks to grant the religiously persecuted non-Muslim minorities from Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, who entered India before 31 December 2014, Indian citizenship -- and said that the act will shred the country apart.
Speaking at the Bharat Bachao, the Congress Interim President said that the BJP, despite celebrating the Constitution Day, violates it everyday.
“Modi-Shah are not bothered at all that Citizenship (Amendment) Act will shred the soul of India, just like it is happening in Assam and other states of the northeast,” she said.
“Today the atmosphere is such that whenever they feel like they impose an Article, revoke an Article, change the status of a state. Whenever they feel like, they revoke President's Rule and pass Bills without debate,” she said while continuing her attack at the BJP.
Sonia further alleged that the BJP’s only agenda is to make people fight and hide the real issues. She also said that the has come to save the country and everyone will have to struggle hard for it.
“Congress will not step behind in fight against injustice, will fulfil our duty of saving country, democracy till our last breath,” she said.
Sonia also alleged that the ‘sabka sath sabka vikas’ scheme is not lost and there is an atmosphere of ‘andher nagri chaupat raja’ in the country.
Speaking about black money, the Congress President said that the BJP government failed to bring back it. She also said that small businessmen are destroyed to wrong policies of Modi government and are forced to commit suicide.
Sonia was addressing the Congress’ Bharat Bachao Rally (Save India Rally) in Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan.
The mega rally comes in the backdrop of the opposition's attack of the government on the state of the economy, the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, farmers' distress and unemployment.
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