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    Anti-CAA protests LIVE: Addressing a rally in Guwahati, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said,”Wherever the BJP goes, it spreads hate. In Assam, youth is protesting, in other states protests happening as well. Why do you have to shoot and kill them? BJP doesn’t want to listen to voice of people.”

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    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE: “Other opposition parties in state are not speaking up a lot. But as I said, we’re not going to be afraid & keep raising voices even if we’ve to walk alone. We’ve to be prepared to go into next Assembly elections alone”, said Priyanka

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    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE: “Jo desh bhar mein NRC ki charcha phailate hain, aaj kehte hain ki charcha hi nahi thi. Ye desh aapko pehchan raha hai, aapki kayarta ko pehchan raha hai aur aapke jhoothon se uub chuka hai (Those who used to spread the word on NRC are now saying there is no such discussion. The country has recognised you and your cowardice. The country is fed up of your lies”, Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said in Lucknow.

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    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE: Mr. Amit Shah must go back and listen to the debates in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, he did not answer a single question and now he is challenging Mr.Rahul Gandhi for a debate on it. Everything is wrong about this law”, said P Chidambaram in Thiruvananthapuram
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    Anti-CAA protests LIVE: Congress takes out peace march on Congress foundation day.

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    Congress save constitution march LIVE: Congress takes out protest rally against Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens in Mumbai.

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New Delhi: Amid nationwide rage over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Congress party took out marches in all state capitals with the name ‘Save Constitution – Save India’ on its foundation day on Saturday, Dec 28, as a mark of protest against the contentious CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

While party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi marked the occasion by unfurling the party’s flag at the AICC headquarters in the national capital, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is set to target the Narendra Modi-led government over the CAA at a rally in Assam’s Guwahati, which witnessed one of the worst violent protests by the public in history since December 9.

Gandhi also met the family members of two deceased protesters at Hatigaon area in Guwahati and Chhaygaon area in Kamrup district.

Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addressed party workers at Lucknow at a meeting of the Uttar Pradesh Pradesh Congress Committee (UPPCC).

“In addition to the customary flag hoisting in state capitals, presidents of Pradesh Congress Committees will undertake flag marches carrying the message of ‘Save Constitution-Save India’,” Congress general secretary, organization, KC Venugopal, said in a statement.

Venugopal further asserted the “divisive policies” of the BJP government like the Citizenship Amendment Act are aimed at diverting the attention from the burning issues.

“During the marches the party also aims at registering a strong protest against the “anti-people policies” of the Narendra Modi government. The government’s policies have resulted in massive unemployment, economic slowdown, unprecedented price rise and atrocities against women”, the Congress leader claimed in the statement.

On the other hand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also decided to run a nationwide pro-CAA campaign under the leadership of Union Home Minister Amit Shah on January 5, 2020.   The campaign will conclude on January 15.

If reports are to be believed, the ruling party is looking to meet three crore families during the campaign which will be joined by subsidiary organisations of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). The BJP is also targeting to get around one crore letters in favour of the CAA for which the party will reach out to various sections of the society.