New Delhi: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday lashed out at the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), by accusing them of spreading misinformation over the new Citizenship law and inciting violence in the national capital. Also Read - ‘NPR, Census Based on Self-declaration, Biometrics Not Required,’ Says Prakash Javadekar
Javadekar said that both the parties should render an apology to the people. Also Read - 'NRC to Be Smooth and No Indian Will Be Deprived of Citizenship', Assures Prakash Javadekar
“In a peaceful city like Delhi, the atmosphere that was created by spreading misinformation on #CitizenshipAmendmentAct, and the damage that was done to property, Congress and AAP are responsible for it. They must apologise to the people,” Javadekar said while addressing a press briefing in Delhi. Also Read - 'Focus is Only on Certain Lynchings, Instead of All,' Says Prakash Javadekar on National Press Day
Javadekar added, “Now the people of the national capital and the country have understood their politics. Hence, there is peace in Delhi. Everyone has understood that CAA is not against any religion. No matter how much AAP and Congress try, we will not let them spoil the atmosphere of Delhi.”
Notably, Delhi was rocked by a series of protests, violence and arson against the CAA last month. Buses were burnt and vehicles were damaged.
Javadekar then went on to the attack the AAP, ahead of Delhi Assembly polls. He said the Delhi government has made false claims.
The tenure of Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi CM ends in February 2020, and the elections are likely to be conducted around the same time.