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2019-12-02T08:04:53.669Z02-12-2019 2019-12-02T08:04:50.872Z - - 07-12-2019
Congress' leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah were also migrants as their home was in Gujarat while they lived in Delhi.
"I can say that Narendra Modi and Amit Shah Ji are themselves the migrants. Their homes are in Gujarat but they have come to Delhi," Chowdhury told ANI.
"India is for everyone -- for Hindus, for Muslims and for everyone else. They are creating the fear that they will throw out Muslims. They do not have the capability to do that. But what they want to show is Hindus will be allowed to stay, while Muslims will be sent away," he added while speaking against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
The statement Chowdhury comes at a time when Home Minister Amit Shah is in discussions over the bill with members of political parties and civil society organisations from the North-Eastern states.
The Union Home Minister met them on Friday and Saturday while the third meeting is scheduled for December 3.
Stating the purpose of the bill, Amit Shah had earlier said that it was needed to ensure that the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Christian and Parsi refugees who were being discriminated on the basis of their religion in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan can obtain India citizenship.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, was passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8 this year, aimed at granting citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, who came to India before December 31, 2014.
Meanwhile Chowdhury also suggested Shah to learn a bit more about the Indian migrants across the world who were contributing to the national economy.
"It is because of the issue of Citizenship Bill that they have been swept away in West Bengal (assembly by-elections). If they continue with it, they will be swept away from the rest of India too,"
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