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Govt won't budge an inch on implementation of Citizenship Act: Amit Shah

Launching an awareness programme in support of the amended citizenship law, Shah accused the Congress and other opposition parties of running a misinformation campaign

Press Trust of India  |  Jodhpur (Rajasthan) 

Amit Shah
Amit Shah accused the Congress of playing vote-bank politics by spreading misinformation.

Union Home Minister on Thursday said the government will not budge an inch on its decision to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act despite the opposition criticism of the law.

Launching an awareness programme in support of the amended citizenship law, Shah accused the Congress and other opposition parties of running a misinformation campaign.

He said the amended law does not take away Indian citizenship from anyone but grants citizenship.

Opposition parties have criticised the amendment which allows non-Muslims an easier path to citizenship if they have come to India from three neighbouring countries before 2015 after facing religious persecution.

Shah accused the Congress of playing vote-bank by spreading misinformation.

First Published: Fri, January 03 2020. 15:35 IST
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