New Delhi: The Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB) was tabled for discussion in Lok Sabha today and sailed through. But not before political parties sparred over its consequences.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav sees CAB as another diversionary and divisive BJP tactic.
ना किसान की आय दुगनी हुई
ना गंगा साफ़ हुई
ना अर्थव्यवस्था में सुधार लाए
ना काला धन वापस लाए
ना नौकरियाँ लाए
ना बेटियों को बचा पाए
ना विकास कर पाए
मैंने पहले कहा था: इनकी राजनीति ध्यान हटाने और समाज बाँटने की है. #CitizenshipBill भारत का और संविधान का अपमान है।
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) December 9, 2019
Conversely, BJYM’s Santosh Ranjan Rai celebrates India as a country for, by and of Hindus — ‘Hindustan’!
पहलीबार ऐसा लग रहा है कि हिन्दुस्तान अपने 1000 साल पुराना गौरव प्राप्त करेगा ..हिंदुओ का अपना राष्ट्र होगा ..हमारे भाईयों का उनके जमीन हिंदुस्तान में स्वागत है।#CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019
— Santosh Ranjan Rai (@SantoshRanjan_) December 9, 2019
Activist Sudheendra Kulkarni hits out at Home Minister Amit Shah for `lie’ about Partition
In the history of Parliament, rarely have we heard a senior minister speak such a WHITE LIE to defend a black law!
— Sudheendra Kulkarni (@SudheenKulkarni) December 9, 2019
Kapil Sibal, lawyer and Congress Rajya Sabha MP, registers his strong complaint about ‘CAB’ — and its driving force.
CAB is a cab ride with a divisive driver to :
both societal and constitutional
with an eye only on political dividends
Hath milao Desh bachao !
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) December 9, 2019
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh finds a glimmer of hope in the 1,004 scientists who have opposed the Citizenship Bill.
While the blatantly & brazenly unconstitutional Citizenship Amendment Bill will be bulldozed by the Home Minister in Parliament, this statement by scientists & scholars gives hope that the flame of Gandhi's India still flickers & will not be extinguished.https://t.co/ngUs85t9eh
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) December 9, 2019
Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut gives Amit Shah a solution to the CAB problem, but will the Home Minister listen?
Illegal Intruders should be thrown out . immigrant Hindus must be given citizenship,but @AmitShah let's give rest to allegations of creating vote bank & not give them voting rights,what say ? And yes what about pandits,have they gone back to kashmir after article 370 was removed
— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) December 9, 2019
The Unnao case keeps rape on the agenda too: here’s Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s poem but it’s the photograph which speaks volumes!
न्याय की हर गुहार पर आघात देखिए
आइए हमारे मुल्क के हालात देखिए
हँसते हुए शासक के मुँह पर जीत देखिए
सहमी हुई जनता की आप मात देखिए
आइए हमारे मुल्क के हालात देखिए … pic.twitter.com/Oo3nCj8Chl
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 8, 2019
Badminton player Saina Nehwal exchanges passing shots with a journalist for applauding the Hyderabad police ‘encounter’. While we appreciate your feelings, Ms. Nehwal, what about the rule of law?
Can’t even imagine the horror the victim felt and then when these rapists are shot down however the incident happened,I’m happy. I don’t need applause.Your opinion is not changing the mindsets of rapists or the law. If the victim had a gun she would shoot them too. https://t.co/zNBSWNTIXn
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) December 8, 2019
Congress’s Pawan Khera attacks the media for criticising Rahul Gandhi’s remark that “India is known as the rape capital of the world’’ quite forgetting that Prime Minister Modi had said something similar before coming to power.
— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) December 7, 2019
— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) December 7, 2019
The only thing BJP’s Karnataka bypoll win “revalidates” is the voter comfort level with defections.
Massive lead for the BJP in Karnataka by-polls. Only revalidates the overwhelming mandate people of Karnataka had initially given to the BJP (single largest party) during the assembly elections.
Clear message to Congress, JDS, Shiv Sena and NCP : don’t subvert people’s mandate.
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) December 9, 2019
A face-off between Shiv Sena’s Priyanka Chaturvedi and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife over trees, in which their bark has a lot of bite to it.
Ma’am, sorry to disappoint you but the truth is that not a single tree will be cut for the memorial, mayor has confirmed it too.
Also, just to be clear, compulsive lying is a bigger disease, get well soon
PS: Commission to cut trees is a new policy measure promoted by @bjpmaha ? https://t.co/yfoubeVRzL
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) December 8, 2019
— AMRUTA FADNAVIS (@fadnavis_amruta) December 8, 2019
We love you too, Michael Caine.
Love my work, so great to continue after 100 years.
— Michael Caine (@themichaelcaine) December 4, 2019