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Bharat Bachao Rally Updates: 'Passage of Citizenship Bill has caused stomach ache to Congress', Amit Shah accuses Opposition of fanning discontent over CAA

Bharat Bachao Rally LIVE Updates: Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing an election rally in Jharkhand's Giridih on Saturday lashed out at the Congress, accusing it of stoking violence against the amended Citizenship Act.

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Bharat Bachao Rally Updates: 'Passage of Citizenship Bill has caused stomach ache to Congress', Amit Shah accuses Opposition of fanning discontent over CAA

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Dec 14, 2019 - 14:58 (IST)

Passage of Citizenship Bill has caused stomach ache to Congress: Amit Shah accuses Opposition party of fanning violence against CAA

 
Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing an election rally in Jharkhand's Giridih on Saturday lashed out at the Congress, accusing it of stoking violence against the amended Citizenship Act.
 
He said that the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has caused a "stomach ache" to the Opposition party.
 
"We have brought the amended Citizenship Act and the Congress got a stomach ache and is fanning violence against it," he said.
 
The BJP president also assured the people of the North East that their culture, language, social identity and political rights will be not be affected.

Dec 14, 2019 - 14:19 (IST)

Congress has history on sacrifice for nation, BJP cannot teach us nationalism: Kamal Nath 

 

Speaking at the Bharat Bachao rally, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath challenged the Modi government to talk on nationalism. He further said that BJP cannot give them a lesson on nationalism as Congress has had a history on "sacrifice for the nation".

"Modi ji talks of nationalism. I challenge them to name any freedom fighter of theirs. Congress has a history of sacrificing for the nation. They cannot teach us a  lesson on nationalism."

Dec 14, 2019 - 14:12 (IST)

BJP has misled the people of the nation: Manmohan Singh 

Accusing the BJP of not fulfilling its tall claims, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the saffron party has misled the Indian citizens. "The promises include India’s economy touching $5 trillion by 2024, doubling farmers' income, generating employment for 2 crore youth each year. Now it has been proven that these promises were false and the people of the country were misled, said Singh.

Dec 14, 2019 - 13:55 (IST)

It is BJP's strategy to divert attention from real issue and divide people, says Sonia Gandhi 

"Today, they are making fun of the Indian Constitution. Modi-Shah are not bothered about the CAB. They are not concerned about constitutional organisations. Their agenda is to divide the people & hide the real issues," Sonia Gandhi said. 

Dec 14, 2019 - 13:54 (IST)

In Photos: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and other leaders of the party at 'Bharat Bachao' rally

Dec 14, 2019 - 13:50 (IST)

Narendra Modi govt destroyed India's secular atmosphere, says Sonia Gandhi

"Narendra Modi and Amit Shah government has completely destroyed the atmosphere in our country with their divisive agenda. Now people will have to step up to save their country. Every Indian who loves their country should stand united and fight to save the idea of India. Congress party is ready to sacrifice whatever it takes to support people's fight," Sonia said. 

Dec 14, 2019 - 13:42 (IST)

BJP amending Constitution on its whim, says Sonia Gandhi

"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 & pass Bills without debate," Sonia Gandhi said. 

Dec 14, 2019 - 13:41 (IST)

BJP's only agenda is to make people fight: Sonia Gandhi 

Accusing the BJP of spreading hatred among people and avoiding real issues, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi said, "Citizenship Amendment Bill will destroy the nation."

Dec 14, 2019 - 13:40 (IST)

BJP only interested in furthering its own narrow agenda: Sonia Gandhi

In a rare public address, Sonia Gandhi attacked the ruling dispensation for compromising India's secular ethos and attacking the democracy. Gandhi told a crowd of cheering Congress supporters that while the BJP was only interested in furthering its narrow-minded propaganda, the Congress party was ready to sacrifice whatever it takes to protect India's constitutional values. She said that she wants to assure the people of India that her party would stand by the tenets of Constitution and fight for Indian democracy till the end.

Dec 14, 2019 - 13:37 (IST)

In Photos: Congress workers and supporters from all across the states and public in large number have gathered at Ramlila Maidan 

Image procured by Debobrat Ghose 

Bharat Bachao Rally LATEST Update: Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing an election rally in Jharkhand's Giridih on Saturday lashed out at the Congress, accusing it of stoking violence against the amended Citizenship Act.

He said that the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has caused a "stomach ache" to the Opposition party.

"We have brought the amended Citizenship Act and the Congress got a stomach ache and is fanning violence against it," he said.

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah government has completely destroyed the atmosphere in our country with their divisive agenda. Now people will have to step up to save their country. Every Indian who loves their country should stand united and fight to save the idea of India. Congress party is ready to sacrifice whatever it takes to support people's fight," Sonia said.

In a rare public address, Sonia Gandhi attacked the ruling dispensation for compromising India's secular ethos and attacking the democracy. Gandhi told a crowd of cheering Congress supporters that while the BJP was only interested in furthering its narrow-minded propaganda, the Congress party was ready to sacrifice whatever it takes to protect India's constitutional values. She said that she wants to assure the people of India that her party would stand by the tenets of Constitution and fight for Indian democracy till the end.

Reacting sharply to BJP's demand for apology on his 'Rape in India' comment in a Jharkhand rally, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi vehemently declined to do and said, "My name is Rahul Gandhi not Rahul Savarkar. I stand with the truth."

Targeting the BJP government, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra stepped up the attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and blamed him for the economic slowdown in the last six years.

"People were getting employment due to MGNREGA. Our economy was developing at a rate that the world turned their attention to us, but in six years of Modi government, our economy has tanked, people are losing jobs, factories are shutting down," she said.

Among the first to address the rally was senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who was released on bail earlier In December after spending over 100 days in Tihar Jail in the INX Media case.

"In six months, the Narendra Modi government has completely wrecked the economy. There is one bad news every day," alleged Chidambaram.

Congress leaders led by party chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh will participate in the Bharat Bachao rally at Ramlila grounds on Saturday to highlight the "divisive and disruptive" policies of the BJP government.

Top party leaders will also address the rally and highlight the "failures" of the Modi government and its alleged attempt to divide the country and its people.

The party's Overseas Congress will join the Bharat Bachao rally through demonstrations around the world.

"Our message to save India from divisiveness, arrogance and incompetence will be spread worldwide," the Overseas Congress said.

Top Congress leaders including Ahmed Patel, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, KC Venugopal, Mukul Wasnik and Avinash Pande visited the Ramlila grounds and made an assessment of the preparations for Saturday's 'Bharat Bachao' rally.

Delhi Congress president Subhash Chopra claimed that over 50,000 people from the city will take part in the protest.

Mukesh Sharma, Delhi Congress chief spokesperson, said lakhs of party workers and people from other parts of the country will attend the rally.

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