Tumakuru, Jan 2 : Strongly defending the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday charged that by waging war against the Central law the Opposition Congress and its allies have stood against Parliament and the Constitution.
Addressing a gathering of the students of the Siddaganga Mutt in Tumakuru, Prime Minister said, "We had given effect to Citizenship Act to embrace the people belonging to Dalits, Sikhs, Jains and others who were facing persecution by the neighboring Pakistan and by bringing CAA we had fulfilled our duties towards them."
Terming the agitation against the CAA, as against the communities of Dalits, Backward, Sikh, Jain and other communities, the Prime Minister had challenged the Congress and its allies to start agitation against Pakistan, which had ushered all kind of atrocities to the people belonging to minority communities in its land.
“We had brought a legislation to protect the interests of those who were subjected for oppression for many decades” Prime Minister said. Stating that ever since the BJP came to power, an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity had been established in the country, he said that “because of the blessing of the people, the long cherished dream of building a Temple at Ayodhya, as well as abrogation of article 370 had been realised”.
Prime Minister had also paid a rich tribute to the late Shivakumaraswamijee of the Siddaganga Mutt. Prime Minister had also paid tribute to the pontiff of the Pejwar mutt , who had passed away recently. Earlier, the mutt authorities had given a warm welcome to the Prime Minister, where he had also laid foundation stone to set up Museum as well as memorial to the late Swamijee.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Union ministers, Sadananda Gowda, Prahlad Joshi, Suresh Angadi and others were also present on the occasion. (UNI)