New Delhi: BJP’s acting president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to speak at least ten lines on the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and pick up two lines from the provision that are against the national interest.

“I want to ask Rahul Gandhi to speak 10 lines on provisions of Citizenship Amendment Act and two lines on the provision that hurts the nation. It is unfortunate that people who have come forward to lead the country have not tried to understand basic things,” stated JP Nadda while addressing a ‘BJP thanksgiving’ programme in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore.

In a video tweeted by news agency ANI on Sunday, JP Nadda can be seen asking the Congress leader to try to understand the provisions of the CAA. As per the newly enacted Citizenship law, non-muslim minority communities including the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who are facing religious persecution from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and who have come to India till December 31, 2014 will not be treated as illegal immigrants, and be given Indian citizenship.

Further, Nadda questioned Rahul Gandhi’s silence over the vandalism during the anti-CAA demonstrations. “Public property has been damaged in the country on a large scale during the violent protests in the last one week. But, has Rahul made any statement condemning this loss?” asked Nadda, as quoted by by news agency PTI.

Keeping in mind that the “thanksgiving” event was being attended by Hindu and Sikh refugees from neighbouring countries, Nadda, as quoted by news agency PTI, said, “In his political life, did Rahul ever try to meet the refugees who came to India after being persecuted in Pakistan and Bangladesh on the basis of their religions?”

He then stated that the new Citizenship law has been enacted only due to the strong will of the BJP-led government.

(With agency inputs)