'Oppose as much as possible' but Modi Govt committed to Citizenship Act: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah yesterday laid the foundation stone of Bharat Vandana Park at Sector 20, Dwarka, where he expressed confidence that the 40 lakh residents of Delhi will be able to get ownership rights for their properties very soon as the online portal has already been made operational and thousands of people have already registered online.

Commenting on the ongoing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Shah said that people are being misled on the issue by vested political interests, and reiterated his promise that not a single minority citizen of India will lose his or her citizenship.

Shah said that, as legislation, the CAA is meant to enable and empower stateless refugees, and is not meant to deprive any Indian citizen. Shah also remarked that giving citizenship to refugees was part of the Nehru Liaqat pact, which was being implemented after 70 years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Shah emphasized that people against the Amendment may oppose it as much as possible, Modi Government is committed to giving citizenship and a dignified life to refugees persecuted for the last 70 years.

Also present on the occasion were Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (MoS) for Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Anil Baijal, LG of Delhi, Manoj Tiwari, MP, Pravesh Sahib Singh, MP& Tarun Kapoor, Vice Chairman,

MoS MoHUA Hardeep Singh Puri, during his address, said that the Bharat Vandana Park, built over 200 acres at a cost of Rs 524 crore, is anchored in Prime Minister Modi’s promise of providing each urban citizen of this country ‘Ease of Living’ and to accord them all necessities that are part of an urban life. “We are determined to build this facility for Dwarka’s residents by March 2022, the year we will celebrate 75 years of independence and usher in a New India,” he added. 

Puri further said that the Bharat Vandana Park is yet another step taken by the Modi Government to making Delhi a world-class metropolis. From increased connectivity through the Metro, to providing agency over their homes by regulating unauthorized colonies, Prime Minister Modi’s Government is changing the face of the city, Puri said, adding that the day is not too far when Delhi competes with some of the most advanced cities for the tag of the best city in the world.


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