Amit Shah Criticizes Mamata’s CAA Stance: Alleges Political Maneuvering Over National Security

Union Home Minister Amit Shah delved into the ongoing political discourse surrounding the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Shah, addressing the opposition voiced by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, stated that they do not understand the distinction between refugees and infiltrators.

In an interview with news agency ANI, Shah appealed to Banerjee, saying, “I appeal to Mamata Banerjee that there are many other issues for politics. Please do not oppose the Bengali Hindus coming from Bangladesh. You are also a Bengali.”

Banerjee had previously stated that her state would not implement the CAA. She had also appealed to the people of Bengal not to apply for citizenship. However, their non-compliance might result in inclusion in the list of illegal immigrants and subsequent deprivation of their rights.

Amit Shah said- I appeal to Mamata Banerjee that there are many other issues to do politics.

Key Points from Shah’s Interview on CAA

Challenging Mamata Banerjee’s Stance: 

Shah criticized Mamata Banerjee for politicizing national security and alienating people. He accused her of misunderstanding the law, claiming that it does not revoke anyone’s citizenship but only creates differences and fear among Hindus and Muslims.

Kejriwal’s Silence on Rohingya and Bangladeshi Infiltrators: 

Amit Shah questioned why Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal doesn’t raise concerns about Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi infiltrators. He highlighted that while Kejriwal talks about the rights of Jain, Buddhist, and Parsi refugees, many Bangladeshi infiltrators have entered India, leaving behind millions in their home countries.

Congress’ U-Turn on Citizenship: 

Shah criticized the Congress party for not fulfilling its promise of granting citizenship to certain individuals who entered India before. He pointed out that Congress has reneged on its pledge.

AIMIM’s Muslim-centric Opposition: 

Responding to AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi’s opposition to CAA, Shah emphasized that this is not about politics but about fulfilling responsibilities towards those who have come from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. He asserted that these people are living in India like refugees and that their rights, which were taken away for three generations, are being restored now. He reiterated that there’s no need to fear for minorities in India as the law doesn’t snatch anyone’s citizenship.

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