Prime News, National, Karnataka, Mysuru, December 20:- “The central government has introduced Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to give citizenship to the minorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and is not asking the Muslims of India to prove their identity as Indians and deport them from the country,” said Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha at a press meet held at Jaladarshini Guest House here on Friday.
“India is giving shelter to the oppressed classes. Congress should understand this. They are misleading Muslims to hide the blunders they have done in the past. Muslims should understand this and CAA is not against them,” he clarified.
“Two people have lost their lives in riots in Mangaluru on Thursday. Anti social elements are trying to take advantage of the situation by creating unnecessary tension at Sri Rangacharlu Memorial Town Hall. Public properties are also being damaged. Congress party is directly responsible for this. The statement of MLA UT Khader, who was minister in the cabinet of Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy that the state may burn due to CAA resulted in the loss of two lives in Mangaluru. Despite Section 144 being imposed in the district, SDPI is organising rally in Mysuru. It is a clear attempt to cause problem in Mysuru as well. If Congress party is really concerned about the state, it should condemn the statement of UT Khader and should expel him from the party,” he added.
“I request the Congress party to first understand what is in CAA. Why should the people indulge in violence in Mangaluru, Mysuru and Bengaluru? We are giving shelter and citizenship to the persecuted minority people from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and not sending out any of our citizens,” Simha said.
BJP state secretary Rajendra, Ravishankar, Giridhar, Hemanth, Puttaswamy and others were present. (KS, NGB)