CAA: Modi Gives Cong A Taste Of Its Own Medicine, Asks Was Nehru Communal?
Congress has been caught in its own trap to corner BJP, which tried pressuring the party to take back the Citizenship Amendment Act, by kicking up false campaign and violent campaign against it.
The Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, termed the law as communal, which gives citizenship top religious minorities hailing from bordering Islamic countries – Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Modi, who is brilliant at giving his rivals a taste of their own medicine, questioned Congress if the first premier Jawaharlal Nehru was communal and wanted a Hindu Rashtra, for seeking citizenship for religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Replying to a debate on Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address, Modi said Nehru had asked Gopinath Bordoloi, Assam’s first chief minister, to consider differentiating between Hindu refugees and Muslim immigrants.
“Was he (Nehru) communal? Did he want to create a Hindu Rashtra? I want to ask the Congress,” he said. “Why didn’t Nehru, who is known to be a big secular leader and great thinker and everything for Congress, seek citizenship for all communities, but only minorities?” he asked.
Modi said the government was fulfilling the wishes of the founding fathers including Nehru.
He also gave the examples of freedom fighters Bhupendra Kumar Dutta and Jogendra Nath Mandal, who stayed back in Pakistan, but returned to India, after seeing oppression of the Hindus in there.
Speaking in Rajya Sabha, Modi accused the opposition for treading a dangerous path of anarchy by misleading and instigating the nation on the CAA.
“Just imagine, if the Rajasthan assembly passes a law and nobody is ready to accept it and resort to protests. What situation it would lead to? … Can you run a country like this? This will be the road to anarchy,” he said.
Modi also said Congress was the party that abused the Constitution the most. “If they have forgotten, they I must remind them. What were your thoughts about Constitution in 1975?” he asked referring to the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi government.
“Save Constitution slogans are needed for those who dismissed several state governments,” he added.