Did you know Manmohan demanded CAA in 2003? BJP tweets video
NEW DELHI: Did Congress demand a Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in 2003 which it is so vehemently protesting against? The BJP on Thursday released an archive footage of Rajya Sabha proceedings in 2003, where former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is seen to be making an appeal for the same.
From its official handle, the Bharatiya Janata Party tweeted: "In 2003, speaking in Rajya Sabha, Dr Manmohan Singh, then Leader of Opposition, asked for a liberal approach to granting citizenship to minorities, who are facing persecution, in neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh and Pakistan. Citizenship Amendment Act does just that..."
In the video, Singh is heard emotionally arguing: "While I am on this subject, Madam, I would like to say something, about the treatment of refugees. After the partition of our country, the minorities in countries like Bangladesh, have faced persecution, and it is our moral obligation that if circumstances force people, these unfortunate people, to seek refuge in our country, our approach to granting citizenship to these unfortunate persons should be more liberal."
Then he went on to draw attention of senior BJP leader, LK Advani to add: "I sincerely hope that the honourable deputy prime minister will bear this in mind in charting out the future course of action with regard to the Citizenship Act."
When the deputy chairman responded by telling Advani that "minorities in Pakistan are also suffering", the then deputy prime minister replied: "Madam, I fully endorse that view."
But as the Congress goes all out objecting to the CAA, calling it "unconstitutional" and demanding it's toll back, THE BJP's National Incharge of its IT Cell Amit Malviya also took to Twitter, saying: "In 2003, speaking in Rajya Sabha, Dr Manmohan Singh, then Leader of Opposition, asked for a liberal approach to granting citizenship to minorities, who are facing persecution, in neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh and Pakistan. Citizenship Amendment Act does just that..."
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Guest • 3 days ago
Every Indian knew that CAA is excellent in all aspects, only the opposition, congress, didi need to survive of existence making, creating miserable situation. Actually the people doing the protest doesn't know why they are protesting & for what !!!??
Anil • 3moral days ago
Will congress now disown Manmohan Singh or state that he was misquoted ? India indeed has obligation to take back these minorities who have been abused and persecuted in neighboring countries that were part of the United India .
HSF• 3 days ago
Remember, Manmohan Singh never opened his mouth without the permission of dancing waitress. That demand was, actually, came from Congress, MMS was just the spokesperson.
Kalam Q • 3 days ago
These protesters are people pretending to sleep. You cannot wake them. These leftists and congressis just hate Modi and Shah. They cannot defeat Modi in elections or oust him constitutionally. They are putting their hopes on anarchy.
Strong Voice • 3 days ago
They have no ideology or agenda.. congress is just a confused lot acting randomly.
Kally Seng • Timbuctu • 3 days ago
Dogli Congress...Simply trying to save its Vote Banks..!! Congress finished..!!
krishan jadon• 3 days ago
this is what congress is all about total lie... they cant see BJP rise, they are oppossing everything blindly bcoz they are presented by BJP they dont even think whether it is national interest or not, jus bcoz it is from bjp oppose it this is congress culture and thinking
blind law• 3 days ago
But why was it opposed by Mr. Advani when Dr. MMS had proposed it in 2003.
Pashupati Sahai• 3 days ago
Read the news carefully. Dy Prime Minister did not oppose but said that he fully endorses the views of MMS but unfortunately BJP did not come to power in 2004.
Gauravdeep • 3 days ago
My appeal to all my hindu brothers and sisters please support our Prime Minister and our nation in this crucial time
Partha Banerjee • 3 days ago
Any rational people of India will support CAA, and those person who have the vote banks and try to spread rumor among the people doesn't want CAA because their purpose will not be solved.
Rajesh Indian • 3 days ago
Congress was no action party...they did nothing for 55 years, said lot of things ..but only acted to please useless Gandi family...
Biduth Chakraborty • 3 days ago
What’s wrong in CAA? I Support NRC too. If these guys are implementing the Acts which was ONLY discussed in past. What’s wrong in this? If you really want to protest, protest on Current Economy slowdown, Jobs etc. Idiots!
Sudarshan Nityananda• 3 days ago
CAA is OK as such. But it threatens the demography of Assam in the current form it is worded. The Hindu immigrants must be settled out of Assam , especially those who came in after 1971. No one would like to become a linguistic minority in their own State.
Tarun Gupta• 3 days ago
Manmohan don't want CAA on the basis of religion and BJP on the basis of religion. Thats the difference....
Mutu• 3 days ago
BJP worse than any party
Nanksn • Planet earth • 3 days ago
Congress has selective amnesia for decades..
Shiva Rama• 3 days ago
is BJP copying all Congress things . they doesn't have something of their own
Prasad Ch • 3 days ago
Need to eliminate scamgress from India
Shiva • 3 days ago
better congress was ruling India
Manjeet Singh• 3 days ago
Blind congressee sl ve
Ashok Gupta • BHOPAL • 3 days ago
Whole Congress is behaving like a drug addict .
atulya vivek • 3 days ago
congress is just trying to destabilize the country and use this as a opportunity in its favour. indira gandhi and dr. manmohan singh were in favour of this act.