New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amid the nationwide protests over the amended Citizenship Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a jibe at the Opposition, accusing them of ‘spreading lies and confusion’.

Addressing the party workers at JP Nadda’s formal elevation as party President in Delhi, PM Modi said that those who had been rejected by the people in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, saying that ‘those whose words people were not willing to hear had very few weapons left.’

“In electoral politics, those whom the people have discarded, those whose words the people won't accept -- there are very few weapons left for them. One of them is to spread lies, rumours,” said PM Modi.

“It is that power, which brought us back to power with a greater majority. This is an important development in India's history. There is a need to be more active. There is a need to reach every citizen,” PM Modi added.

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PM Modi asserted that despite attempts by the Opposition to spread confusion and lies, people's faith in the BJP and his government have remained ‘unshaken’, adding that the party returned to power with a bigger mandate in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls despite its rivals fighting with their full strength.

 

The Opposition have contentiously opposed the CAA and raised their objections to the manner in which the NPR was being conducted, accusing the government of trying to bring the NRC.

PM Modi was addressing the BJP leaders and workers at a ceremony to felicitate newly elected party president JP Nadda where he also said that he was sure that the party will scale newer heights during Nadda's presidency.

The Prime Minister also former President and Home Minister Amit Shah, PM Modi said that the BJP widened its reach under his leadership and he made sure that while staying in power, the party continued its proceedings and growth.

“It has been BJP's speciality to run its proceedings democratically. We're not here for a short while, we're here to serve mother India for a long time. BJP has widened its reach under Shri Amit Shah's tenure as National President of the party,” he said.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma