Rajnath Singh Accuses Opposition of Misinforming Minorities on CAA, Promises Uniform Civil Code

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh claims opposition misleading minorities on CAA, promises Uniform Civil Code if BJP elected. Criticizes Telangana govt for corruption, touts Modi's achievements.

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Rajnath Singh Accuses Opposition of Misinforming Minorities on CAA, Promises Uniform Civil Code

Rajnath Singh Accuses Opposition of Misinforming Minorities on CAA, Promises Uniform Civil Code

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh claimed that the opposition parties are providing "inaccurate details" to minorities about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), stating that the Act is meant to grant citizenship to refugees, not take away anyone's citizenship. Speaking at a public meeting in Hyderabad, Singh assured that no one will lose their citizenship due to the CAA.

Singh also promised that the BJP will implement a Uniform Civil Code if elected in the next term. He noted that even progressive Islamic countries have a Uniform Civil Code and that Uttarakhand has become the first state in India to implement it.

The Defence Minister criticized the previous Congress and Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) governments in Telangana for corruption and plundering the state. He alleged that the BRS has promoted corruption and looted people's money during its 10-year rule. Singh congratulated the people of Telangana for defeating the "corruption-ridden BRS" in the recent Assembly elections.

Singh praised the BJP government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its performance, stating that India has become the 5th largest economy globally and is poised to be among the top 3 by 2027. He claimed that the Modi government has achieved bringing 25 crore people out of poverty, a feat that previous governments could not accomplish.

Why this matters: The upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Telangana, scheduled for May 17, are a crucial battleground for the BJP, Congress, and BRS. Singh's comments on the CAA and Uniform Civil Code are part of the BJP's campaign strategy to win over voters and counter the opposition's narrative.

Singh expressed confidence that the BJP will emerge as the alternative to the Congress in Telangana. He claimed that the BJP is the only party that delivers on its promises, citing the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya and the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. "The BJP does not engage in politics based on caste, creed or religion, but on principles of justice and humanity," Singh stated.

Key Takeaways

  • Rajnath Singh claims opposition misleading minorities on CAA, assures no loss of citizenship
  • BJP promises Uniform Civil Code if elected, cites Uttarakhand as first state to implement it
  • Singh criticizes BRS govt in Telangana for corruption, congratulates people for defeating it
  • Modi govt credited with bringing 25 crore people out of poverty, a feat previous govts failed
  • BJP confident of emerging as alternative to Congress in Telangana, cites delivery on promises