New Delhi, Feb 5 : Expressing concern on the agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act across the country, Minister for Minorities Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said the opposition is misleading the people on the issue.
Participating in the discussion on the motion of Thanks to the President’s address in the Rajya Sabha, Mr Naqvi said, 'Protesters at Shaheen Bagh and other places are being misled by the opposition which is creating a sense of fear among the minorities about the Act.'
In this context, he said Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad should have allayed the apprehensions of the minorities about the Act. 'Instead, he and other leaders of the opposition are creating a sense of fear among the minorities,' Mr Naqvi said. On the Congress argument to call CAA and ‘anti-constitutional act’, Mr Naqvi said when his party was in the Government at the Centre, it set up the minorities affairs Ministry to give relief to the non-Muslim minorities.
He charged the opposition with refusing to accept the mandate of the people, which have brought the BJP to power with an overwhelming majority. 'You have to accept that after the defeat of 2014, you have not accepted the mandate of the people,' he said and termed the anti-CAA resolutions passed by the state governments rules by opposition as an example of ‘Constitutional anarchy’. (UNI)