Delhi election result is not a mandate on Citizenship Amendment Act, Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the Delhi election result is not a mandate on the Citizenship Amendment Act, CAA and National Register of Citizens, NRC.

Participating in a programme organized by a private news channel this evening, Mr Shah said, controversial statements during the election campaigns should not have been made and the party has distanced itself from such remarks.

He said, BJP do not fight elections only for the results and the objective is to spread the party’s agenda to maximum people. Mr Shah said, BJP has accepted the mandate put forth by the people of Delhi.

The Home Minister reiterated that there is no such provision in CAA that will take away the citizenship of Muslims. He said, a debate must take place on the merits of CAA and the opposition is not ready for it. Mr Shah said, Government has never discriminated anyone on grounds of religion.

He said, many important issues were stagnated for 70 years and under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi many historic laws have been passed in the Parliament.

Mr Shah said, protest in Shaheen Bagh is not a democratic one. He said, everyone has a right to peaceful protest but violence is not justified and vandalism can not be tolerated.

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