Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday hit out at the Congress for misleading people over the amended Citizenship Act. He also clarified that no one would lose their citizenship.
Addressing a rally in Shimla to mark two years of the Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government in Himachal Pradesh, Shah said the Congress is spreading rumours that Muslims may lose their citizenship.
“Congress and company are spreading rumours that citizenship amendment law will strip minority communities. “I challenge Rahul Baba (Gandhi) to point out such provision.”
Shah reiterated that the Citizenship Law is meant to grant citizenship to minority communities coming to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Shah said that by 2024, India would become 5 trillion dollar economy and be placed among the top three global economies. He said, in 2014, in the list of world economy, we stood at 11th with the size of economy at 2 trillion dollar and after five years, India has moved from 11 number to 7 and have reached 3 trillion dollar mark.
Shah emphasized upon the special focus on developing infrastructure in the hilly state by the Union Government and said that 69 roads of the state were classified as National Highways and are being developed by the Union Government. He also pointed out the development of an international airport in Mandi and the construction of three major four-lane highways in a geographically challenging area like Himachal Pradesh. He hailed Atal Tunnel as one of the landmark projects of the state that was completed in one of the shortest times.
The Home Minister addressed the function at the groundbreaking ceremony of 250 projects totaling 13,000 crore rupees. Present on the occasion were the Governor of Himachal Pradesh Bandaru Dattatreya, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur, among other dignitaries.