CAA provided citizenship and respect to refugees in India, says Amit Shah

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jun 07, 2020, 06:34 PM(IST)

File photo: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Photograph:( PTI )

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Regarding migrant workers' crisis following the nationwide lockdown to contain the novel coronavirus, he said some people lost patience and started walking when it came to notice, buses were deployed to bring them to railway stations. 

Citizenship Amendment Act provided citizenship and respect to refugees in India, said Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah on Sunday. 

Addressing ‘Bihar Jansamvad Rally’ through video conferencing, he said ''Modi ji brought the Citizenship Amendment Act which provided citizenship and respect to refugees in India''.

''There are elections in Bihar in the coming days, I believe that under Nitish Kumar ji's leadership, NDA will form the government with 2/3rd majority but this isn't the time for politics. We all should fight COVID-19 under Modi ji's leadership,'' he added.

Regarding migrant workers' crisis following the nationwide lockdown to contain the novel coronavirus, he said some people lost patience and started walking when it came to notice, buses were deployed to bring them to railway stations. 

85% of the cost was borne by central government & 15% by state governments, Shah said.

''When all arrangements were made, quarantines centres were set up, then only trains were run from May 1. They were named 'shramik trains' as a tribute to the migrants,'' he said.

Around 1.25 crore migrants have been safely brought to their places by BJP's Modi government, he said. 

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