BJP holds pro-CAA demonstrations in Chennai, Coimbatore

PTI | Chennai | Updated: 20-12-2019 19:59 IST | Created: 20-12-2019 19:59 IST
BJP holds pro-CAA demonstrations in Chennai, Coimbatore

The BJP's Tamil Nadu unit on Friday held state-wide pro-Citizenship Amendment Act demonstrations and hit out at opposition parties, including DMK, for 'misleading' Muslims, among others. Around 500 BJP cadres converged at Valluvarkottam here holding party flags and placards which read "I support CAA." They raised slogans like 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and 'we will strengthen India's democracy.' Hitting out at the opposition parties for their anti-CAA stand, BJP National secretary H Raja said "a perfect Act has been introduced by Home Minister Amit Shah." "The Congress and DMK are desperate and are trying to gain mileage by misleading people, Muslim brothers and students on CAA. It is wrong," he said.

Raja appealed to students who have been staging protests in Tamil Nadu against the new law not to get diverted "by such propaganda by evil forces." It was because of these reasons and to 'protect' Tamil Nadu, BJP was holding such awareness meetings across 12 Corporation limits on Friday, he said. More such meetings will be held in other cities as well to ensure that their "evil designs" do not fructify, he said.

Former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan said "the intended beneficiaries (of the Act) were yearning for such a legislation for 70 years and are now happy." In an apparent reference to the Congress, he claimed though it supported the idea earlier, that party was now opposed to it. The BJP had on Thursday shared a video of Congress veteran and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2003 batting for citizenship for minorities from Bangladesh, uploading a video of his Rajya Sabha speech on its Twitter handle.

BJP leader C P Radhakrishnan, leading a similar demonstration in Coimbatore, said Muslims in India would not be affected by the CAA. "(DMK Chief) M K Stalin and others opposing the CAA in Tamil Nadu and wanting those from Bangladesh to be protected is laughable, he said.

"This law is to make sure anyone who enters India comes legally and to prevent infiltration...Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP are keen on not hurting anyone," he said..

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



Blockchain in Healthcare: Opportunities and challenges

The use of blockchain in healthcare is a relatively new innovation with many of its uses still being explored and related technologies being developed, improved, and scaled. ...

Debate surrounding vaccine passports and development misses bigger picture

... ...

Blockchain vs IOTA: Looking for a better alternative

... ...

For stability, Iraq needs to crack down on corruption

... ...


Latest News

Afghanistan's capital city hit by blackouts after power pylons destroyed

Amid the recent surge in violence throughout Afghanistan, the capital city Kabul has been hit by blackouts after electricity pylons were blasted. The main power utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat DABS, said the incident happened in Mir...

Death toll in police operation in Rio de Janeiro subway rises to 28

Rio de Janeiro Brazil, May 8 ANISputnik The number of people, who died in a police operation in the subway of Brazils Rio de Janeiro, has increased to 28, media reported. According to the G1 news portal, the Thursday operation aimed at figh...

French Senate passes resolution to support Taiwan's WHO bid

Ahead of the annual meeting of the World Health Assembly WHA, the French Senate adopted a resolution in support of Taiwans participation in international bodies, including the World Health Organization WHO. The resolution, put forth in Marc...

COVID-19: Thailand wants to buy more vaccines as surge worsens

Thailands prime minister has said he wants to secure more vaccines for his country and give as many first doses as possible, as it battles a surge of the pandemic with Bangkok reporting a record number of COVID-19 cases.The Bangkok Metropol...

Give Feedback