BJP President Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath during an event to rename the iconic Mughalsarai railway station to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
Chandauli (UP) : BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday dared the Congress to clear its stand in the Rajya Sabha on the amended OBC bill, saying it will expose whether the party was really for the backward communities.
At the same time, he charged the opposition with playing vote bank politics on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue.
The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017, commonly known as OBC bill, was passed in the Lok Sabha on August 2 and will now go to the Rajya Sabha for passage. The proposed legislation seeks to grant the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutional status on a par with National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
“Modi government has got the OBC bill passed in the Lok Sabha. This will go to the Rajya Sabha. Will (Congress president) Rahul Gandhi clear his stand before the country that whether his party will help in the passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha or not. This will make it clear whether the Congress was really for the welfare of the backward,” Shah said.
He was here to attend a function on renaming of Mughalsarai junction after RSS stalwart Pt Deendayal Upadhyay. On the NRC issue, the BJP chief said, “We have to push out each and every Bangladeshi infiltrator from the country.”
Five protestors detained
Chandauli: Around five men, wearing black bands and trying to reach the fleet of BJP president Amit Shah, were detained on Sunday, the police said. District Superintendent of Police Santosh Kumar Singh said, “The men, wearing black bands were trying to reach the BJP president’s fleet, when he was leaving the meeting venue after addressing the rally.”
The police officer said the protestors were detained because they were trying to create hindrance during the VIP movement.