BJP on Saturday announced a mass contact program "to expose Opposition parties' lies" on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The campaign will also inform people about the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
BJP general secretary said, "BJP will contact over three crore families, organize a rally in every district and hold over 250 press conferences to inform masses about the new law."
The meeting chaired by party working president J P Nadda had convened to formulate BJP's strategy on CAA as protests against the controversial law intensify across the country. In many places, protests took a violent turn, with Uttar Pradesh being the worst affected state with 15 deaths so far.
Coming down heavily on Opposition parties, especially Congress, he said the parties were spreading misinformation to disturb peace across the country. Yadav added the party would also involve several beneficiaries of the amended law in its information campaign regarding the statute.
The Citizenship Bill became law when it received the President's assent on December 12, following a bruising debate in Parliament. The new law grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, Jains, and Parsis who entered the country from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan until December 31, 2014.