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Government will protect culture, identity of NE: Amit Shah

Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi, Shah said the former Congress president is making “noises” and is ignorant of India’s history as he wore “Italian sunglasses”.

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Dec 14, 2019, 10.20 PM IST
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The BJP president said while the Congress accuses the saffron party of being anti-Muslim, it is the NDA government that had brought the Triple Talaq Act. Giridih and Baghmara are going to polls in the fourth phase of elections on December 16.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah Saturday hit out at the Congress, accusing it of stoking violence over the amended citizenship act. Addressing election rallies at Giridih and Baghmara in Jharkhand, he said the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has caused a “stomach ache” to the opposition party, which was fanning violence.

The BJP president assured the people of the Northeast their culture and identity would be not be affected by the new law. “I assure the people of Assam and other Northeastern states that your culture, social identity, language and political rights will not be touched and the Narendra Modi government will protect them,” he said.

Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi, Shah said the former Congress president is making “noises” and is ignorant of India’s history as he wore “Italian sunglasses”.

“Even a district youth president of our party can give an account of the developmental work done during five years of BJP-led rule in Jharkhand than what Congress has done during its rule.” Shah also accused the Congress of “encouraging” Naxalism, “handing over” Kashmir to terrorists and dragging Ayodhya issue for years.

The BJP president said while the Congress accuses the saffron party of being anti-Muslim, it is the NDA government that had brought the Triple Talaq Act. Giridih and Baghmara are going to polls in the fourth phase of elections on December 16.

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