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Anti-CAA protests: PM Modi dares opposition to speak against Pakistan; Congress responds with ‘biryani’ dig | India News

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at the Congress for opposing Parliament and not speaking against Pakistan during the anti-CAA protests, evoking a sharp response from the opposition party.

Speaking at Sree Siddaganga Mutt in Karnataka’s Tumakuru, PM Modi said: “Our government brought CAA, but Congress has opposed it. These people have started agitation against Constitution.”

Strongly defending the CAA, PM said it was adopted by Parliament in a historic move, but the Congress and its allies and the ecosystem created by the rival parties were now against the very institution.

PM Modi also said the Congress and its allies do not speak against Pakistan but take out rallies against the refugees, who have been forced to come to India.

“Pakistan was founded on religious grounds due to which atrocities on minorities such as Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Christians have increased. But Congress and its allies don’t speak against Pakistan,” he said.

The Congress responded to PM’s charges on Twitter and said: “Modiji this agitation is not against Parliament, but to oppose your divisive actions. We will not let you divide the country.”

Countering the PM’s charges on opposition parties not protesting against Pakistan, the Congress said: “Pakistan is yet to emerge from the wounds inflicted by India in 1948, 1965, 1971 and in Kargil. If you are really keen to give a reply to Pakistan, stop the game of biryani and mangoes.”

Earlier, speaking at the rally, PM Modi pointed out that the efforts of his government were directed at protecting the Dalits and tribals in Pakistan.

He said India cannot leave the Hindus, Christians and Sikhs apparently fleeing Pakistan to “their fate” and added it was the country’s responsibility to protect them.

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