Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, 15 December, while addressing an election rally in Jharkhand’s Dumka, accused the Congress and its allies of raising a storm over citizenship law and asserted that the Opposition parties were behind the unrest and arson in parts of the country.
"The Congress party and its allies are creating a ruckus. They are indulging in arson because they did not get their way. Those who are creating violence can be identified by their clothes," he said.
Comparing Congress party and Pakistan, he attacked the former for holding protests outside Indian embassies across the world.
“For the first time, the Congress party has done what Pakistan has been doing for long. What can be more shameful than that? Will any Indian stage a demonstration outside any Indian embassy in other countries?”Prime Minister Narendra Modi
On the citizenship law, Modi said that the Act has been brought in order to give respect to non-Muslims, who fled religious persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and arrived in India before 31 December 2014.
While addressing the election rally, he lashed out at the Opposition alliance in Jharkhand saying that the Congress does not have any roadmap for developing the country.
"Congress and its allies are stoking fire over the citizenship Act but people of the Northeast have rejected violence. Actions of the Congress prove that all decisions taken in Parliament are correct," he said.
Modi claimed that leaders of the Opposition parties have only built palaces for themselves without being concerned about the problems faced by the people.
Listing the achievements of the BJP-led governments at the Centre and the state, he said, "I have come here to give an account of the development work done by our party in the state."
(With inputs from PTI, ANI)