The Congress on Thursday launched a fresh attack on the Modi government on the issue of the National Population Register (NPR), Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The party alleged that in the present context, the NPR, CAA and the NRC are the same or a mixture of the three as they come in a package and the government has created an atmosphere of fear and trust deficit in the minds of the people.
Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said while speaking to the media that “There is a cocktail of suspicion and distrust against the government and this should be avoided. When the atmosphere is of fear, trust deficit is humongous and when you have such rules then fear increases ten times.”
Singhvi slammed Union Minister Prakash Javadekar who had said that certain columns in the NPR are only optional. “When it is optional then why is it there. Chances are that if the optional column is not filled, the person can be put in the doubtful list,” Singhvi said.
“It is the people who are afraid of this government while the government should have been afraid of the people, when it is called death of democracy its not sudden ambush but its slow extinction due to apathy, indifference and undernourishment,” Singhvi said.
When the Union Home Minister says there will be no rollback of the CAA, it shows its apathy towards the citizens of this country as “Bharatiya Jiddi Party”.
The Congress said that if any state is saying that it will not implement the CAA there is nothing wrong in it. When there are multiple petitions and many states are using the power under Article 131 of the Constitution then states are right in saying that they will not implement such a law which has been challenged by them in the apex court.
After the apex court decides either way then there will be no confusion.