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Decision to implement CAA 1,000% correct, says PM Modi

PM Modi was addressing a campaign rally in Dumka, Jharkhand, where he accused the Congress Party of inciting violence and defaming the country, referring to the protests planned by India Overseas Congress in Indian embassies abroad.

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Dec 16, 2019, 09.20 AM IST
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PM Modi said the people of Assam had distanced themselves from those inciting violence.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday the decision to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act was “1,000% correct”, reaffirming his government’s and party’s position. Modi was addressing a campaign rally in Dumka, Jharkhand, where he accused the Congress Party of inciting violence and defaming the country, referring to the protests planned by India Overseas Congress in Indian embassies abroad.

“When Article 370 was removed, Pakistan and their supporters in foreign countries protested at Indian embassies. Now, Congress is doing similar things,” he said. “But after seeing their protest, I feel stronger that the decision of Parliament to pass CAB is 1,000% correct.” Modi blamed the Congress for fanning violence in the northeast.

“The parliament of our country passed an important bill related to Citizenship with majority votes. However, Congress and their friends are creating a ruckus. Since they are not able to do anything, they are fanning the fire,” he said.

A series of protests began in the northeastern states after the bill was passed, with Assam largely affected by the violence. Modi, however, said the people of Assam had distanced themselves from those inciting violence. “I bow my head before the people of Assam and Northeast. They have distanced themselves from those inciting violence. They are peacefully putting out their views,” he said.
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