JAMMU: BJP J&K President, Ravinder Raina here on Monday criticized the Congress party for acting as tout of Pakistan over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Thus fomenting mayhem across the country just to satisfy its petty political ambition to get votes of a particular section of the society, Raina said.
Raina stated this during a signature campaign on CAA he had launched. He was accompanied by BJP J&K General Secretary Yudhvir Sethi.
The signature campaign commenced form Parade while it was informed that Raina held several meetings including at East Mandal, Gandhi Nagar, Janipur, Talab Tillo and Satwari Mandal.
Among others who accompanied the Party President included Kavinder Gupta, Sat Sharma, Priya Sethi, Rajesh Gupta, Rajni Sethi President Women Wing, Deputy Mayor Purnima Sharma, Munish Khajuria and Vinay Gupta District President and others.
Raina criticized the Congress for being indulged in ‘guerrilla’ politics over CAA and blamed them of misleading people on the Act.
“They are spreading lies on CAA and scaring people. Congress has used its full force to create an atmosphere of illusion and falsehood and has instigated violence,” he said.
Raina said that it is clear that CAA will have no effect on citizens of India including Hindus, Muslims, Sikh, Jain, Christian and Buddhists but only give citizenship to persecuted minorities of the neighboring countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
He expressed resentment over the wrong perception created over CAA by some political parties. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought in the new legislation to give citizenship to minorities who have sought refuge in India, but Congress is misleading minorities in the entire country,” Raina added.
Yudhvir Sethi emphasized that there is nothing in the legislation, which targets a particular section of society, as is being spread by motivated political parties.
Sethi asserted that many protestors are not aware about the Act and they have been given wrong information deliberately by the leaders of opposition party.
Sethi appealed to people of Jammu and Kashmir to stay away from rumours and do not let vested interests divide the society.