New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused his rivals of stoking fear among people and misleading Muslims over the amended citizenship law, and said his government’s schemes have never done any discrimination on the basis of religion.
Addressing a rally at Ramlila Maidan to kick off the BJP’s Delhi election campaign, he said the citizenship law and the proposed National Register of Citizens have nothing to do with Indian Muslims.
“A lie is being spread that this government had brought the law to snatch people’s rights,” the prime minister said and dared rivals to find anything discriminatory in his work.
Unable to challenge him in elections, Modi asserted, his rivals have resorted to dividing the country through rumours. Without naming the rival parties, he said people were incited by those in high positions, who shared fake videos.
Modi added that the Congress and ‘urban Naxals’ are spreading lies about detention centres in India and denied the existence of such centres.