PM Modi blows Poll Bugle in Assam, terms Citizenship Bill as Penance against past injustice
GUWAHATI: Claiming that India has responsibility towards its own people who were victims of partition, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) poster boy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 4th January, said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 will be passed in the Parliament soon as it aims to provide citizenship to victimized Hindus, Christians, Punjabis and Parsis living outside the country.
While addressing a massive rally at Silchar in Barak Valley, Prime Minister Modi tried to play a balancing act and said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is not a favour but rather the mistake of the past that has to be corrected.
Modi even tried to dispel the fear of the majority community in Assam by saying that the passing of the bill will not compromise its culture and tradition.
“At any cost BJP will not compromise with the culture and tradition of the country. Recently, we have taken a decision to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord which is hanging for the last 35 years. Implementation of the clause will ensure that Assamese culture and tradition will be protected,” said Modi.
Modi also tried to ease the people whose names did not figure in the complete draft list of National Register of Citizens (NRC). He said, “I know you all faced difficulties but for your sacrifice, the NRC could be completed. No genuine citizen will be left out of NRC.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi