New delhi sources stated that homeministeramit shah on thursday said hate speeches like 'goli maro' and 'India-Pakistan match' should not have been made by bjp leaders during the recent delhiassemblyelection campaign and that such remarks may have resulted in the party's defeat. Shah, however, said the bjp does not fight elections just for victory or defeat but believes in expanding its ideology through polls.
He told "Statements like 'goli maro' and 'India-Pakistan match' should not have been made. Our party has distanced itself from such remarks". When replying to a question, Shah admitted that the bjp may have suffered because of the statements made by some party leaders in the delhi polls. The homeminister said his assessment on delhielections went wrong but asserted that the result of the polls was not a mandate on the citizenship amendment act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Shah said anyone who wants to discuss issues related to caa with him can seek time from his office. He added "(We) will give time within three days".
Moreover he blamed the india NATIONAL CONGRESS' target='_blank' title='congress-Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW'>congress for the Partition on basis of religion.Strongly defending the caa, which provides for indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslims from pakistan, bangladesh and afghanistan, the homeminister said there is no such provision in the new law that will take away the citizenship of Muslims. Moreover Shah also said that so far the government has not taken any decision on rolling out the NRC for the whole country and made it clear that those unwilling to show documents during the the National population Register exercise were free to do so. He, however, said the NRC was a promise of the bjp in its election manifesto.