BJP holds pro-CAA rallies across Tamil Nadu, slams DMK

The BJP‘s Tamil Nadu unit on Friday took out pro-CAA rallies across the state, and asserted that the amended citizenship law would not harm Muslims as was being made out by opposition parties, including the DMK.

With Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami recently stating that adopting a resolution in the Assembly against the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) was under the government’s consideration, State BJP leader L Ganesan on Friday said if the State had any doubts on the issue, it could seek clarifications from the Centre.

Speaking to the media after he led a party delegation to submit a representation to Chief Secretary K Shanmugam seeking a ban on anti-CAA protests in the State, Ganesan said, ” heard that the State government has decided to seek clarifications. Let it seek and get it cleared and then decide.”

He added: ““But, none in India has the right to say that the CAA cannot be implemented,” he said. He alleged that evil forces were attempting to instigate riots in a State that was otherwise peaceful.

At the protest, BJP volunteers were seen carrying placards supporting CAA, National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR). Some party supporters carried placards demanding “action against seperatists who are instigating innocent Muslims.”

Ganesan said the CAA would not affect any Muslim. He charged the opposition DMK with “misleading” the members of the minority community. “It (CAA) is a simple, but historic law. The DMK is misleading” Muslims, he said.