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Tukde tukde gang, urban naxals behind CAA, NRC protest, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday vowed tough action against "sponsored" protests in view of the Citizenship Amendment Act and proposed nationwide NRC, which he claimed were being supported by the "tukde tukde gang" and "urban naxals".

PTI Reported by: PTI Patna Published on: December 22, 2019 20:44 IST
Tukde tukde gang, urban naxals behind CAA, NRC protest, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Tukde tukde gang, urban naxals behind CAA, NRC protest, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday vowed tough action against "sponsored" protests in view of the Citizenship Amendment Act and proposed nationwide NRC, which he claimed were being supported by the "tukde tukde gang" and "urban naxals".

Addressing a press conference here, Prasad who holds the portfolio of law and justice accused the Congress of hypocrisy and adopting double standards for "vote bank politics" on the issue, even as he dismissed suggestions for wider consultation within the NDA over the matter.

"We are in touch with the top leadership of all NDA constituents. What party spokespersons say is not of much consequence," Prasad said.

He was replying to a query about a statement by K C Tyagi, general secretary and chief spokesperson of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U), who had advocated a meeting of the BJP-led coalition over NRC.

Without naming anybody, Prasad took exception to statements by several chief ministers, including Kumar, who have announced that NRC will not be implemented in their respective states.

"Is this how a country can be run? Let things not come to a pass when states might start thwarting legal action against a criminal taking shelter after having committed offence elsewhere," the minister said. 

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