In what may be seen as strengthening of voices in support of Pro-Citizenship Amendment Act, BJP Working president JP Nadda led a massive massive rally in Kolkata.
He said the outreach is aimed at dispelling myths and misunderstandings regarding Citizenship Act.
In a setback for the Mamta bannerjee government, the Kolkata high court has directed removal of all anti-CAA advertisements from Public platforms. Meanwhile, protests against citizenship legislation also continue in the country.
Besides the ongoing protests, Support for Citizenship Amendment Act in on the rise. After announcing mega public outreach on the new legislation, BJP organised a mega rally in Kolkata.
The rally led by party working president JP Nadda from Hind Cinema to Shyam Bazaar in central Kolkata.
Besides, JP Nadda, BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh, National general Secretary Kailash Vijaywargiye and other senior leaders also partcipated in the rally.
JP Nadda launched an attack on West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee saying that she is protesting against CAA for vote bank politics.
JP Nadda also highlighted how earlier, former Prime Ministers Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru and Manmohan Singh had supported legislation for persecuted refugees but today congress party is keeping party interest ahead of national interest.
Earlier Kolkata police had denied permission for the BJP rally, but later relented. However now, Siliguri police has denied permission to the party to hold rally in support of CAA. CM Mamta Banerjee who has been leading protests against the citizenship legislation recieved a setabck from Calcutta High Court on Monday.
The court directed all state-sponsored advertisements against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) to be removed from public platforms. The matter will be next heard on 9th January.
In the next few days, BJP plans to undertake a 1000 rallies across the country over the myths and apprehension among the masses regarding the citizenship act.