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‘Tukde Tukde Gang Should Be Taught A Lesson’: Amit Shah On Citizenship Protests

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday accused Congress of spreading rumours against the Citizenship Amendment Act and said the “Tukde Tukde Gang led by the Congress” should be taught a lesson for disturbing the peace and calm of Delhi.

He said the opposition did not comment on the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Parliament but created chaos outside.

“There was a discussion over the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Parliament but none of them said anything; but when they came out, they started spreading rumours and misinformation and disturbed the peace of Delhi.
“I want to say, the Tukde Tukde Gang led by the Congress party are responsible for the violence in Delhi. They need to be taught a lesson. People of Delhi should teach them a lesson,” Shah said.

‘Tukde Tukde Gang’ is a term that the right-wing uses to describe the left-leaning politicians and students leaders who oppose the BJP-led government.

Shah trained his guns both on the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress – two parties that stand in the BJP’s way in the poll fight for the national capital.

“Recently, opposition politicians under the leadership of Congress spread rumours about the Citizenship Amendment Act. People came out on the roads and disturbed the peace and calm of Delhi. These politicians disturbed the peace of Delhi,” said Shah.

He also raked up the anti-Sikh pogrom and said the Congress could never deliver justice to the victims. The 1984 riots still find resonance in Delhi, particularly amid a large chunk of Sikh voters.

“Congress could never deliver justice to the victims. The moment the Modi government came to power, an SIT was formed. Today the rioters are in jail,” Shah said.

Shah was addressing a crowd on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of integrated development of East Delhi hub, a dream project of BJP’s East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir. While heaping praise on the cricketer-turned-politician, Shah appealed to people to vote for “equally hard-working” MLAs as well, when Delhi goes to polls early next year.

(With Agency Inputs)

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