Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Shri Subhash Chopra said that the BJP and Aam Aadmi Party, rattled by the solid position of the Congress party, were trying to blame the Congress for the violence in Delhi following the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Shri Chopra was reacting to Union Minister and BJP in-charge of Delhi Shri Prakash Javedkar’s charge against the Congress. He asked Shri Kejriwal why was he silent on the Bill for 4 days after it was introduced in Parliament? He repeated that the AAP was the B Team of the BJP, and that is why it was supporting the CAA.
Shri Subhash Chopra said that the Congress party will never endorse violence in any form as it has always followed Gandhiji’s path of non-violence, while everyone knows the history of the BJP. He asserted that the Congress party will not only oppose the CAA with all its might, but will also support the protests against the CAA being peacefully and democratically held in the Capital. Shri Chopra said that he himself had participated in a peaceful agitation held by women and students at Shahin Bagh in Okhla on the New Year-eve last night. He said that the manner in which police entered the Jamia Millia University campus and assaulted the students reminded him of the British rule. Shri Chopra said that the Congress party supports students all over who peacefully protest against this divisive Act.
Shri Subhash Chopra said that to divert attention from economic distress, unemployment, price rise and distress in the farm sector, the Modi Government has passed the Citizenship Amendment Act in violation of Article 14-15 of the Constitution framed by Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar. He said that the country was not only opposing this divisive Act, but people have also come out on the streets to condemn it.