The Congress party’s fearmongering over the Citizenship Amendment Bill continued in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. It initially began with former Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s tweet claiming that the Citizenship Amendment Bill was a tool to “ethnically cleanse” the North East. “I stand in solidarity with the people of the North East,” said Rahul Gandhi, after his party had presided over the demographic invasion of the region for years by Bangladeshi illegal immigrants.
Taking the cue from the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi Parivar, Congress MP Anand Sharma carried the mantle of fearmongering forward in the Rajya Sabha. He questioned the government whether ‘Concentration Camps’ will be created across the country citing the detention centres established for illegal immigrants. He claimed that ‘hundreds of families’ were living in 6 rooms.
I want you to take a delegation to the detention centre and see the condition of people living there. Hundred of families in 6-rooms. Will you make concentration camps all over the country?: Congress’ Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha on #CABBill
— Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) December 11, 2019
Anand Sharma knows quite well that the detention centres in no way resemble ‘Concentration Camps’ in any manner whatsoever. Nonetheless, he says such things because he expects his party to benefit politically by creating an environment of fear.
Anand Sharma is perfectly aware that no ‘fact-checkers’ will bust the fake narrative he is attempting to create. Therefore, he feels at liberty to indulge in rabid fearmongering.
The Congress party has reduced itself to fearmongering over a humanitarian Bill that seeks to provide Citizenship Rights to persecuted minorities from neighbouring countries that happen to be the Islamic States. The manner in which the Congress party is working hard to deny Citizenship Rights to persecuted minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan is distressing indeed.
One would have expected the main opposition party of this country to conduct itself in a more responsible manner. However, it appears that the Congress party has not learnt any lesson even after suffering two consecutive humiliating defeats in General Elections.