Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statements on the CAA bill and asking the Congres party for a debate on the controversial bill turned up the political heat. He made these sensational comments at a rally which was to gain support for the CAA bill.
"I'm here to tell you, all of you â€“ Mamata Banerjee, Rahul Gandhi come and debate this with me. I had piloted the Bill in the Parliament. Show me where the Bill says that it will take away a person's citizenship. They are spreading lies. Nowhere does the Bill say that it will take away citizenship," Amit Shah said.
"By saying we are discriminating on the basis of religion and Muslims of India will lose citizenship. This law is to grant citizenship and not take it away," he observed.
Amit Shah also lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her stand on CAA and said, "Tell me what the problem is. 70% of the refugees are Dalits. Why do you not want to grant them citizenship?"
"The families of the persecuted minorities were mistreated, their women were raped, their businesses were destroyed â€“ and Congress says not to grant them citizenship," he maintained.
"They came here in lakhs and urged us to give them citizenship because they had nowhere to go. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had the courage to grant them that and the CAA was passed," Shah added.