Anti-CAA protesters shouting ‘kagaz nahi dikhayenge’ will be defeated in Delhi Assembly election, says RSS functionary Ram Lal

Senior RSS functionary Ram Lal on Saturday said those shouting 'kagaz nahin dikhayenge (we won’t show our documents)' will be defeated in the Delhi Assembly election

Press Trust of India February 08, 2020 16:51:23 IST
Anti-CAA protesters shouting ‘kagaz nahi dikhayenge’ will be defeated in Delhi Assembly election, says RSS functionary Ram Lal
  • Senior RSS functionary Ram Lal on Saturday said those shouting 'kagaz nahin dikhayenge (we won’t show our documents)' will be defeated in the Delhi Assembly election

  • Hundreds of people, protesting against the CAA and the NRC in many areas across the country, often raise the slogan of 'kagaz nahi dikhayenge'

  • Talking to reporters after casting his vote at a polling booth in Nirman Bhawan, Lal asked voters to keep in mind who can make Delhi the best capital city in the world

New Delhi: Taking a swipe at those protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), senior RSS functionary Ram Lal on Saturday said those shouting "kagaz nahin dikhayenge (we won’t show our documents)" will be defeated in the Delhi Assembly election, and appealed to people to show documents while voting.

Talking to reporters after casting his vote at a polling booth in Nirman Bhawan, Lal asked voters to keep in mind who can make Delhi the best capital city in the world. Hundreds of people, protesting against the CAA and the NRC in many areas across the country, often raise the slogan of "kagaz nahi dikhayenge".

AntiCAA protesters shouting kagaz nahi dikhayenge will be defeated in Delhi Assembly election says RSS functionary Ram Lal

File image of former BJP leader Ram Lal. Pic: Sandip Roy

"My message to the voters is 'aaj apna kagaz jaroor lekar jayen. Kagaz jaroor dikhayen' (Today, take your documents along with you and show your documents)," Lal said. In Delhi, there will be a government which can coordinate with the Centre, Lal, who was in the BJP till last year, said.

"Today, mentality of not showing documents will be defeated and (those ready to) show documents will win," he said. Senior BJP leader Shyam Jaju said that voters will teach a lesson to those who allegedly funded the anti-CAA protest in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh and those who supported it.

"Aam Aadmi Party's Amanatullah Khan funded Shaheen Bagh and Delhi's Deputy chief minister supported it...They have done nothing to lift the blockade (at Shaheen Bagh)," Jaju told reporters.

Responding to AAP supremo and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegation that no one in the BJP was worthy of becoming the chief minister, Jaju said, "We have no dearth of chief ministerial candidates. We will declare our chief ministerial face at the right time."

AAP candidate from Chandni Chowk Prahalad Sahni said that vote is being cast on the development plank, asserting that the Shaheen Bagh issue has no impact in the Delhi assembly elections. Counting of votes will take place on 11 February.

West Delhi MP and senior BJP leader Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma said that he is confident that after a long gap, the Bharatiya Janata Party will be victorious in Delhi this time.

Dilbar Singh Chauhan, who lives in Maulana Azad Medical College Campus, said that nationalism is a commitment, which is in his blood.

"But, vote should be cast on the issue of development. Today, the voter doesn't get swayed by the Hindu-Muslim politics. I know what is good for my family, kids... if we don't vote for development now, our kids will suffer in the future," Chauhan said.

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