Afghan Christians meet BJP leader Bhupender Yadav, back CAA

Afghan Christians meet BJP leader Bhupender Yadav, back CAA

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New Delhi, Jan 11 : Taking forward the campaign on the Citizenship Amendment Act forward, BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav on Saturday met a delegation of 'Afghan Christians' living in Delhi. According to party sources, the delegation "expressed their gratitude" towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the new Citizenship law which they termed 'historic'.

Among others, party leader Tom Vadakkan was also present on the occasion. It is not the first time the BJP leadership has tried to reach out to the Christians in connection with the CAA.

In an attempt to change the narrative on the new law that allows Christians and other 'persecuted religious minorities' from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh to take citizenship in India; BJP working president J P Nadda had met some Delhi-based 15 pastors in the city.

Wooing Christians have also become critically important for the saffron party as there is a sizeable number of minority community members in the city and Delhi will be going to the polls on February 8. Meanwhile, BJP working president Mr Nadda addressed a party meeting in Babarpur area of the Capital wherein he said the saffron party will "expose corruption, falsehood and failures" of the AAP regime. Recently, Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah also met Sikh refugees from Afghanistan living in Amar Colony area here.

Some Sikh members from Afghanistan have said that they have come to India way back in 1989 after situation had deteriorated in that country. As part of its programme, the BJP has launched a toll-free number 8866288662 for people to give missed calls to endorse the new law. BJP leaders are also spreading out to various parts of the country to take part in aggressive proCAA campaign. (UNI)