Patna, December 21: Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday extended support to the country-wide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. He tweeted his picture with a poster in hand which reads, “I am Hindu! I am Indian." Tejashwi clicked the picture with an image of RJD chief and his father Lalu Prasad Yadav. Anti-CAA Protests in Mangaluru: Curfew Relaxed for 3 Hours, CM BS Yediyurappa Says Night Curfew to Continue.
The RJD leader tweeted, “I am Tejashwi! I am Hindu! I am Indian! I stand with constitution! I stand with people of India! I stand with poor & Farmers! #NoToNRC, #NoToCAA.” The picture was tweeted by Tejashwi hours before taking part in anti-CAA protests in Patna. The protest was part of "Bihar Bandh" call given by the RJD against the CAA. BJP to Launch Special Campaign to Spread Awareness on Citizenship Amendment Act; 3 Crore Families to be Contacted, 250 Press Briefing Across Country.
Tejashwi Yadav's Tweet:
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) December 21, 2019
On Friday, the RJD leader had termed the act as unconstitutional and against humanity. He told news agency ANI, “It has exposed the divisive character of BJP.” On December 19, Lalu Prasad also condemned the act. In a tweet, the RJD chief lashed out at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar without naming him for supporting the Citizenship Amendment Bill. He tweeted, "Country is burning. Citizens are out on streets protesting against constitutional crisis. Political parties to civil societies hv spoken. Any guess on only turncoat leader who is conveniently silent? History wil judge him for betrayal, deciet, opportunism, cowardice & immortality."
Lalu Prasad Yadav's Tweet:
Country is burning. Citizens are out on streets protesting against constitutional crisis. Political parties to civil societies hv spoken. Any guess on only turncoat leader who is conveniently silent? History wil judge him for betrayal, deciet, opportunism, cowardice & immortality
— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) December 19, 2019
The Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in Parliament, last week. After the passage of the bill, nation-wide protests rocked the country. The CAA grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and came to India on or before December 31, 2014.