NEW DELHI: BJP MP Tejasvi Surya asserted on Wednesday that Delhi is not far away from the Mughal Raj 'if patriotic Indians don't stand up.' The Bhartiya Janta Party's leader referred to the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest at Shaheen Bagh in the Parliament.
Surya made this comment while participating in a debate on Motion of Thanks on the President's address in the Lok Sabha. Referring to the Shaheen Bagh protest, the Member of Parliament, who represents Bengaluru South constituency, said, "What is happening today in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh is a stark reminder that if the majority of this country is not vigilant, the patriotic Indians do not stand up to this, the days of Mughal Raj coming back to Delhi are not far away."
Later, Surya also termed the same protest as 'Islamic fanaticism' in his tweet. He wrote, "Shaheen Bagh is a symbol of Islamic fanaticism in the garb of constitutional secularism. While the hollow opposition is indulging in lies and slander. Narendra Modi's government is moving forward with India's development story."
"Shaheen Bagh is symbol of Islamic fanaticism in garb of constitutional secularism"— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) February 5, 2020
While hollow opposition is indulging in lies & slander, Sh @narendramodi govt is moving forward with India's development story
My talk on President's Motion of Thanks: https://t.co/C7Un5FMQSi
The protest at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh has now crossed 50 days as the citizens are not happy with the amendment in the Citizenship Bill. The CAA grants Indian citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Parsis, Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists fleeing from Islamic countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Besides, it also provides citizenship to people who came to India on or before 31st December 2014.