Senior BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi of “misleading” people over the amended citizenship law and equating it “falsely” with the National Register for Citizens (NRC) which, the Union Minister said, has not even been formulated as yet.
She appealed to protesters to read the law and seek clarification if they needed one, and urged them to stay away from the forces which are misleading them and using violence and spreading fear among citizens of the country.
“I appeal to all Indian citizens not to get into this confusion or sense of fear. The Congress and parties like the TMC, AAP and the Left are spreading fears by linking the Citizenship Amendment Act with the NRC, which is not yet formulated,” Sitharaman said.
The Citizenship Act will give citizenship to people who fled persecution, she said, adding they had been waiting for it for 70 years.