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January 17, 2020
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday hit out at the Opposition for the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and asserted that it was time to “punish” the “tukde tukde gang under the leadership of the Congress” that was responsible for “disrupting the peace” in Delhi. He said the people of Delhi would punish them, referring to the coming Assembly elections.When the CAA was discussed in Parliament, “no one was willing to say anything”, but then they started “misleading” people, he said at a foundation laying ceremony for the East Delhi Hub at Karkardooma.“Delhi has seen it after a long time that people have come out on the streets and peace has been disrupted. The Opposition has misled people and disrupted the peace in Delhi. I want to ask Delhiites, that the police will do its work, but should you not bring in a government in Delhi that maintains peace?… Time has come to punish the ‘tukde tukde’ gang under the leadership of the Congress that is responsible for making Delhi tense. Delhi’s public will punish them,” he said.Delhi has seen protests, including violence in some places, since the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill earlier this month. The Delhi Police’s response to the protests has also come under scrutiny.Mr. Shah said the time was up for the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi and the BJP would form the next government.He attacked the Chief Minister for allegedly trying to take credit for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s water supply scheme by issuing advertisements. “I want to ask Kejriwal ji, the promises you are claiming to have fulfilled now through advertisements, why didn’t you do so in 60 months as Chief Minister. Even now, it will not be fulfilled,” he said.

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