Bhubaneswar: The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed as per the guidelines of the Constitution, but the Congress and some regional parties are misleading people and triggering violence over it,” said BJP MP Rupa Ganguly at the party’s ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ at Raighar in Nabarangpur district on Tuesday. The minority refugees in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, who are prosecuted there on religious grounds and coming to India are accorded citizenship under the act. But no Indian citizens rights are going to be affected by CAA, said Ganguly.
“After independence many peo]ple were living in the country without citizenship. I understand this feeling because my father had come from Bangladesh. My father would have been happy if he was alive today. The CAA would bring a new dawn in the lives of the refugees,” she added.
After the meeting, the actor-turned-politician sensitised the refugees who had come to the rally about the benefit of the law for them.