Don't need certificate to prove our patriotism: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in Rajya Sabha

During a debate on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha, Raut said that the CAB should be discussed under the humanitarian aspect rather than religious.

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Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday lashed out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying that his party doesn’t need a certificate of nationalism or Hindutva ideology.

During a debate on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha, Raut said that his party doesn’t need to prove their “Hindutva” and “Patriotism” while asserting that they are the headmaster in the “school of Hindutva” where BJP leaders study.

We don’t need any certificate to prove our patriotism and Hindutva. We are headmaster in a school where you study. Out school headmaster was Bal Thackeray, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Syama Prasad Mukherjee. We believe in them,” Raut said in a brief speech at Rajya Sabha.

While speaking at the upper house, Raut said that since yesterday he has been hearing that those who don’t support the bill are traitors and are speaking the language of Pakistan.

As per media reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier said that some parties were speaking in the same language as Pakistan on the CAB.

Reacting to this, Raut said that this is not Pakistan assembly and people in India have voted for members sitting in the treasury as well as the opposition benches.

Raut further said that the CAB should be discussed under the humanitarian aspect rather than religious. “There’s a difference between intruders and refugees,” Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut noted.

Earlier, Shiv Sena demanded that the new citizens shouldn’t be allowed to vote for the next 25 years to avoid “vote bank politics” which it stated is not in the interest of the country.

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The CAB was passed in Rajya Sabha after heated debate while Shiv Sena staged a walkout. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday had introduced the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha in the ongoing winter session of Parliament. In Lok Sabha, Shiv Sena had supported the CAB.

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