NEW DELHI: To counter the opposition’s claims, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched its nationwide door-to-door awareness campaign on Sunday in a bid to gather support for the amended Citizenship Act (CAA).
On the first day of the campaign, BJP’s working president J P Nadda in Ghaziabad, Rajnath Singh in Lucknow and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Gorakhpur met people from different walks of life to clear the air on the issue.
The 10-day campaign is expected to reach out to three crore families and the BJP leaders will tell the people “how the Congress and other Opposition parties are spreading lies about the CAA and inciting rebellion and anarchy in the country for their politics of appeasement”.
As part of its programme, the BJP has launched a toll-free number 8866288662 for people to give missed calls to register their endorsement of the law.
Excluding Muslims, the Act grants Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.