Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that everyone had the right to speak in a democratic way but those who created chaos should not be under any illusion as the government had a solution to every problem and it would recover losses from those who damaged public property.
Yogi was addressing a public meeting at Kothi Meena Bazaar in Agra on Thursday.
Addressing the meeting, Bharatiya Janata Party national president JP Nadda said that there was no need to be afraid of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
“This is a law of the people. The country has suffered in the last several years because of decisions taken after Independence,” he said.
Nadda slammed the Congress for opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, saying the leadership of the grand old party was suffering from “mental bankruptcy”.
“The Congress has lost all hopes. Its leadership is suffering from ‘manasik diwaliyapan’ (mental bankruptcy). The statements issued by the party in the last eight months will reflect that these are intended to help Pakistan,” he said.
In an apparent reference to the leaders of the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party, Nadda said, “These days Dalit leaders are opposing the CAA. These Dalit leaders and the Congress hardly know anything about the CAA and are only spreading canards to mislead people.”
The BJP president said the political innings of the two parties was over and they had understood that times had changed and the country was marching rapidly under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The chief minister said that those who, on the signal of PFI and SIMI, destroyed public property, had now realised that their assets would be confiscated.
“Now, these people are trying to vitiate the atmosphere by pushing their women and children to the fore,” he said.
“Previous governments used to plead with miscreants but politics of all opposition parties has came to an end. That is why they are trying to spread confusion. These parties created their vote banks on these issues, but under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all issues have been resolved,” Yogi asserted.
The chief minister said that it was the government’s responsibility to make people aware of the reality so that they could connect themselves with the programme of ‘Rashtriya Punarnirmaan’ and ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.
“The opposition is upset with abrogation of Article 370 that provided special status of the then state of Jammu and Kashmir and was hence speaking the language of Pakistan,” he said.
Yogi stressed that Citizenship (Amendment) Act was connected to India’s heritage which has been that of protecting people who come for shelter.
“The CAA is a law for granting citizenship, not for taking away citizenship. The opposition must understand its reality,” the chief minister said.