What’s the Meaning of Such Challenges: Chidambaram Slams PM on CAA

“Why should we give citizenship to people who are already citizens of Pakistan?” asked Chidambaram to Modi.

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P Chidambaram, Leader, Congress. 

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday, 18 December, hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his Pakistan citizenship jibe at the main opposition party.

He was responding to the challenge posed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Opposition to publicly declare that they are prepared to accord Indian citizenship to all Pakistanis.

“Why should we give citizenship to people who are already citizens of Pakistan? What is the meaning of such challenges to the Opposition,” he asked.

At a poll rally in Jharkhand, Modi had said, "I give an open challenge to the Congress and its friends from this land of the brave ... If they have courage, let them openly announce that they are ready to give Indian citizenship to all Pakistanis."

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