Mumbai: Reacting to Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Union Minister G Kishan Reddy has claimed that half of the population of Bangladesh would leave their country if they were promised Indian citizenship.
He also dared Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to prove how the CAA was against the 130 crore Indians living in the country.
“If Bangladesh grants them (Bangladeshis) citizenship, half of Bangladesh will be vacant. Half of Bangladeshi will come to India if citizenship is promised. Who will take responsibility? KCR? Or Rahul Gandhi? ”, The minister asked while speaking at the Sant Ravidas Jayanti function in Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, making allegations against the opposition leaders, Reddy said they want citizenship for the intruders. He also said that the CAA was brought on humanitarian grounds to some oppressed communities in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
He also said that in a setback in TRS and its ‘friendly party’ AIMIM it was said that the former was involved in vote bank politics. “I am requesting the TRS party. I am requesting the Chief Minister (KCR). The Union Minister of State for Home said that I am challenging the Chief Minister to prove that one in 130 crore citizens of this country is affected by the Citizenship Act.
Stating that refugees and intruders should not be treated the same, he claimed that parties like Congress were demanding citizenship for the intruders, who came from Bangladesh and Pakistan. According to him, some refugees have been living in India for the last 40 years without any facilities and documents like voter ID, Aadhaar or ration card.