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BJP digs up old Cong manifesto to highlight its CAA flip-flop

New Delhi

03-January-2020

 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday presented the Congress party's manifesto for the 2018 Rajasthan assembly election where it had promised citizenship to displaced refugees from Pakistan.

BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao held up a copy of the manifesto to point at 'Item No. 27', saying: "I've in my hand the manifesto of Congress for Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018. Item No. 27 of this manifesto relates to governance. They claim citizenship rights in this and there's a promise that they are lying about today."

Elaborating further, the BJP parliamentarian said that the Congress, in its manifesto had promised an "all-round development of people who have been displaced from Pakistan"

"That means the refugees, and they promise to give them citizenship rights and rehabilitation of those families," Rao said at a press conference here.

Calling out the Congress, he claimed that the grand old party has been "continuously lying", and accused the party of fooling the people.

The Congress has taken a strong position against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), claiming it was discriminatory. The BJP, through these documents hopes to show the flip flops of the Congress on the matter of the CAA.

The CAA benefits Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Christian and Parsi refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who sought refuge in India before 2015. The Amendment, however, leaves out Muslims from these nations.IANS