Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju has accused the Congress of illegally settling refugees in protected areas, in response to Rahul Gandhi's allegation that the citizenship bill in an attempt to "ethnically cleanse" the Northeast.
Taking to Twitter, Kiren Rijiju said: “No, Rahul Gandhi ji, all the refugees were settled in our protected areas by your Congress Party violating the laws! All illegal migrants entered North-East due to Congress policy. Your blunders are corrected. Now, refugees can't become local/ ST citizens in our protected land!”
Earlier, in a Twitter missive Rahul Gandhi said: “The CAB is a attempt by Modi-Shah Govt to ethnically cleanse the North East. It is a criminal attack on the North East, their way of life and the idea of India. I stand in solidarity with the people of the North East and am at their service.”