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Attack on constitution: Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra slam government over CAB

Attack on constitution: Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra slam government over CAB

| @indiablooms | 10 Dec 2019, 09:31 am

New Delhi/IBNS: In their first reactions to the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in Lok Sabha last night, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday slammed the Narendra Modi government calling it as an "attack on India constitution".

While several regional parties including his own ally Shiv Sena in Maharashtra supported the bill, Rahul said in a tweet, "The #CAB is an attack on the Indian constitution. Anyone who supports it is attacking and attempting to destroy the foundation of our nation."

Priyanka tweeted, "Last night at midnight, India’s tryst with bigotry and narrow minded exclusion was confirmed as the CAB was passed in the Lok Sabha. Our forefathers gave their lifeblood for our freedom. In that freedom, is enshrined the right to equality, and the right to freedom of religion."

"Our constitution, our citizenship, our dreams of a strong and unified India belong to ALL of us. We will fight against this government’s agenda to systematically destroy our constitution and undo the fundamental premise on which our country was built with all our might."

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, if passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, will grant citizenship to all non-Muslim refugees who came to India from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan on or before Dec 31, 2014.

The bill has courted controversy as several opposition parties claim that the CAB violates Article 14- which provides right to equality- of the Constitution.

The CAB was passed in Lok Sabha with the support of 311 members while 80 MPs opposed it.  

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