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Cong stoking violence over Citizenship Act: Shah

Cong stoking violence over Citizenship Act: Shah

New Delhi, December 14 (PTI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday hit out at the Congress, accusing it of stoking violence over the amended Citizenship Act.


Shah, addressing election rallies at Giridih and Baghmara Assembly seats, said the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has caused a "stomach ache" to the opposition party.


"We have brought the amended Citizenship Act and the Congress got a stomach ache and is fanning violence against it," he said.


The BJP president assured the people of the Northeast that their culture, language, social identity and political rights will be not be affected by the Act.


"I assure the people of Assam and other northeastern states that your culture, social identity, language and political rights will not be touched and the Narendra Modi government will protect them," he said.


Shah said Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and his cabinet ministers met him on Friday to discuss the issue.


"They said there is a problem in Meghalaya. I tried to make them understand that there is no issue. Yet, they asked me to change something (of the Act).

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