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Support CAA? If yes, BJP banking on your missed call

New Delhi

02-January-2020

Bolstering its nation-wide outreach on the Citizenship Amendment Act, the BJP on Thursday evening released a toll free number where people can give a missed call and register their support to the contentious provision.

According to a BJP communique, the number is 8866288662. The campaign is on similar lines as when the BJP started a massive membership drive a few years ago where all anyone had to do was give a missed call to a certain toll free number.

This move is in line with the BJP's attempt to counter the anti-CAA protests and a narrative that it believes may hurt it electorally.

On Wednesday, Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah held a review meet just three days after the plan was kicked off to reach out to public to convince them on the CAA. Shah's huddle also coincided with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the "India supports CAA" campaign on Twitter and NaMo App.

The BJP has already appointed six of its leaders as zonal coordinators for the pan India PR exercise on CAA. - IANS