New Delhi, Dec 10 : Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday lashed out at Narendra Modi government over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), saying, the move is an 'attack on the Indian Constitution'.
"The CAB is an attack on the Indian constitution. Anyone who supports it is attacking and attempting to destroy the foundation of our nation", Mr Gandhi tweeted, a day after the controversial bill was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday night.
In a series of tweet, Ms Priyanka said that "last night at midnight, India’s tryst with bigotry and narrow minded exclusion was confirmed as the CAB was passed in the Lok Sabha".
She further said that "Our forefathers gave their lifeblood for our freedom. In that freedom, is enshrined the right to equality, and the right to freedom of religion".
"Our Constitution, our citizenship, our dreams of a strong and unified India belong to ALL of us", the Congress general secretary added.
Ms Priyanka also said that they will fight against the government's agenda 'to systematically destroy our Constitution'. "We will fight against this government’s agenda to systematically destroy our Constitution and undo the fundamental premise on which our country was built with all our might", she said.
The bill, known as CAB, proposed to give citizenship for non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and it will be introduced in Rajya Sabha tomorrow. Most of opposition parties, led by the Congress vehemently opposed the bill, alleging that it is discriminatory and contrary to the basis tenets of Constitution. While the non-NDA, non-UPA parties like AIADMK, BJD and YSRCP have already announced their support for the CAB, the bill is likely to be passed in Rajya Sabha. (UNI)