Union Home Minister Amit Shah slammed the Congress for “stoking violence” and “spreading misinformation” about the Citizenship Act.
Amit Shah, while addressing an election rally in Jharkhand today, said that the passage of the Citizenship Bill has caused a ‘stomach ache’ to the opposition party.
Today was the last day of campaigning for the fourth phase of the assembly election scheduled for December 16.
Hitting out at the Congress, Shah said, “It feels that everything is done for the politics of vote bank, but it’s actually them who do the same.”
Training his guns at Rahul Gandhi, Shah said, “Rahul Gandhi is seen making big announcements, but why didn’t he do anything when Congress was in power.”
He further said, ”Modi government worked for the poor, brought schemes for them, whereas Congress did nothing for the poor in the 55 years of its governance.”
The BJP president also assured the people of the North-East that their linguistic and cultural identity will be taken care of and it won’t be affected by the Citizenship Act.
Meanwhile, the Congress held a huge ‘Bharat Bachao Rally’ at Ramlila Maidan against the “anti-people policies” of the Modi government.
Addressing a massive Bharat Bachao rally of the party, Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “single-handedly” destroying the economy. The rally was also attended by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other senior leaders.
Rahul Gandhi took a dig at the BJP for demanding an apology for his “rape in India” remark and said, “The BJP asked me to apologize. My name is not Rahul Savarkar, it is Rahul Gandhi, and I will never apologize for speaking the truth.”
“It is Narendra Modi and his assistant Amit Shah who have to apologise to the country for destroying India’s economy,” he added.