Assembly in support of CAA, distributed flowers to Pakistanis
Among the leaders who presented bouquets of flowers to Pakistani citizens, Gujarat BJP spokesperson Bharat Pandya, Rajkot MP Mohan Kundaria, BJP Rajkot district unit president Devraj Sakhiya, former minister Jasuben Korat, local BJP MLA and other local leaders of the party Were included. This meeting of intellectuals and party workers was organized by the BJP at Swaminarayan Gurukul, a school run by the monks of the Swaminarayan sect on Gondal Road in the city. Entitled "Raising awareness about Citizenship Amendment Act and welcoming Pakistani citizens residing in India".
Someone settled in India 12 years ago, someone is living on long visa period
Bharat Bogra, general secretary of the BJP's Rajkot district unit, said that two Soda families from Gondal and Jetpur town attended the event. Bogra said, "They were presented with bouquets of flowers, we all welcomed them like this."
In some photos of the event, Pandya presented a bouquet of flowers to Bhamarsingh Sodha, who wrapped a BJP dupatta around the neck, even Bhamarsingh's son Mahendra Singh was seen wearing a party scarf. Whereas, 33-year-old Mahendra Singh, a native of Pabuhar in Tharparkar district in Sindh province of Pakistan, immigrated to India 12 years ago and has now acquired Indian citizenship, his father Bhamarsingh and some other members of his family are still officially Pakistani. Huh. He is living in India on a visa.
Do not distribute saffron scarf
However, another general secretary of BJP's Rajkot district unit Bhanu Meta claimed that no party dupattas were distributed at the event. Meta said, "We gave them flowers and said they were welcome in India. We also told them that the CAA was made for them and they wanted them to get Indian citizenship very soon. They were not given BJP scarves . "
There are many misconceptions about CAA right now
Meta continued, "The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about CAA. As there is a lot of misunderstanding about CAA right now. It only means giving citizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and nothing to do with anyone. Is. This message needs to be spread. "