New Delhi, Nov 28 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said the Amendments in citizenship law strike at the very foundations of Constitution.
Addressing a meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPC), Ms Gandhi said, 'To divert the attention of our people from their day-to-day livelihood concerns, the Prime Minister and his Home Minister persist in pursuing divisive policies. These issues, like the one relating to amendments in the citizenship law, strike at the very foundations of our Constitution. The whole of the northeast is in turmoil because of these amendments.'
Commenting on reports of sections in the BJP pitching for a fresh NRC in Assam, she said ,' because the NRC project implemented by the BJP government in Assam, monitored by the Supreme Court, has not fulfilled the RSS-BJP expectations and propaganda, there is now a clamour in the ruling party for a fresh NRC in that state.
The Home Minister is also speaking of unleashing an NRC in the entire country – a step that will only lead to more fear and panic, she added.
The government plans to bring the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the current session of Parliament. (UNI)