Stating that BJP believes in sabka saath, sabka vikaas and that the party has never discriminated people for their religion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday urged people in Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan to stand up and respect Parliament for passing the citizenship law. Accusing opposition of spreading rumours among people, Modi said, “They are misleading people and stoking their emotions against citizenship law. My rivals should burn my effigy if they hate me but they should not target the poor. Target me but don’t set the public property on fire.” He also accused the opposition of defaming India abroad.
The rally has been organised to thank PM Modi for giving ownership rights to 40 lakh residents of 1731 unauthorised colonies. “This is a new dawn for the people of Delhi. Both Houses gave nod to uplift the landless people of Delhi. The people who have kept the rights away from the people of Delhi can now see the joy on your faces,” PM Modi said.
A total of 11 lakh signatures by residents of unauthorised colonies were handed over to the prime minister thanking him for the passage of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill, 2019 in Parliament earlier this month.