Pratap Chandra Sarangi

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Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was a way to “atone for the sin of Partition” committed by the Congress

Union Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was a way to “atone for the sin of Partition” committed by the Congress.

He said the Act, which seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities when entered India before December 31, 2014 from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, should have been passed 70 years ago.

“CAA should have happened 70 years ago. CAA is a way to atone for sin committed by our forefathers, a select few leaders… It is atonement for the sin of Partition. And we should congratulate PM Narendra Modi for this. The Congress committed the sin, and we are atoning,” Sarangi said.

He also said Partition, which took place on a communal basis, was “not unavoidable”, and questioned then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for entering into an agreement with people who propounded the two-nation theory.

Source: Hindustan Times

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