‘We Are Just Following Manmohan Singh’s Advice’: J P Nadda Cheekily Trolls Congress On CABBJP Working President J P Nadda (Shyam Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP working president and Rajya Sabha MP J P Nadda while speaking over the Citizenship Amendment Bill on Wednesday (11 December) reminded the Congress of its former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s speech back in 2003.

As reported by ANI, Nadda said that the ruling government was merely following Manmohan Singh’s statement wherein he sought for a more liberal approach in granting citizenship to refugees and persecuted minorities from countries like Bangladesh.

During the NDA-1 rule, Singh then an opposition MP had endorsed the view that India needs to be more liberal in granting citizenship to minority refugees from Bangladesh who have had to seek refuge in India to escape persecution.

“After partition of our country, the minorities in countries like Bangladesh, have faced persecution, and it is our moral obligation that if circumstances force people, these unfortunate people, to seek refuge in our country, our approach in granting citizenship to these unfortunate persons should be more liberal”, said Singh.

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