'Citizenship Amendment Act won't be withdrawn despite protests': Amit Shah tells Opposition in Lucknow rally

  • Addressing a rally in Lucknow in support of the CAA, Shah also declared that construction of a Ram temple 'touching the skies' in Ayodhya will begin within three months..

  • He said there is no provision in the amended law for taking anyone's citizenship away.

  • Shah challenged Congress opposition leaders to hold a discussion with him on the CAA at a public forum.

Lucknow: Attacking the Opposition for "misleading" people on the Citizenship Amendment Act, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the law will not be scrapped despite the protests over it.

Addressing a rally in Lucknow in support of the CAA, Shah also declared that construction of a Ram temple "touching the skies" in Ayodhya will begin within three months.

He said there is no provision in the amended law for taking anyone's citizenship away. "A canard is being spread against the CAA by the Congress, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, and Trinamool Congress."

"The CAA is a law to grant citizenship," the home minister said.

"I want to say that irrespective of the protests this will not be withdrawn," he added.

Shah challenged Congress opposition leaders to hold a discussion with him on the CAA at a public forum.

He named Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party's Mayawati and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee while throwing the "challenge".

"Congress has become blind due to vote bank politics,"he said. He also blamed the Congress for Partition.

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Updated Date: Jan 21, 2020 16:20:20 IST