New Delhi: Citizenship Amendment Act is widely opposed across the country. This has given rise to concerns of the Modi government.The Congress and communist parties are misguiding citizens about the act leading to agitations. President of the Republican Party of India and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday said that the NRC is only for Assam and not for the entire country. Athawale hinted that if the trouble arises, the government is ready for suggestions on changes to the CAA.
Modi cabinet minister Athawale said that the NRC is only for Assam and not for the whole country. Now the Government of India has also said that they can be informed about any suggestion from anywhere in this regard. “My party also supports the NRC and CAA,” he said. However, if there is a problem, the Government of India should consider making some changes to this law.
“The agitations in the country are an outcome of misunderstanding. The act is not against Muslims. Those who have stayed in the country after independence have nothing to fear. They are citizens of India. Some political parties are promoting violent protests,” Athawale said, adding, “the government has sought suggestions to the act and valid views will be incorporated.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a special rally in Delhi on Sunday, seeking to allay the concerns of people of the Muslim community, particularly on the NRC issue. In which, he said, his government never discussed this NRC issue since it first came to power in 2014. He said that this controversial issue (NRC) was neither discussed in his government nor in the cabinet or parliament.