Amit Shah’s mega pro-CAA rally in Hyderabad on March 15

Amit Shah’s mega pro-CAA rally in Hyderabad on March 15

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a mega rally in support of the amended citizenship law in Hyderabad on March 15.

The BJP has begun preparations for the rally at LB Stadium in Hyderabad, which is also the parliamentary constituency of Asaduddin Owaisi. AIMIM chief Asaddudin Owaisi has been a vocal critic of not only CAA but NRC and NPR too.

The rally assumes significance in the wake of the Telangana cabinet passing a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Following Telangana cabinet move, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi had welcomed the decision.

Owaisi had claimed that the proposed National Population Register has nothing to do with social welfare schemes and is purely an exercise done to undertake the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the future.

AIMIM chief had earlier this year challenged Amit Shah for a debate on the contentious CAA. Owaisi's remark had come after Amit Shah threw an open challenge for a public debate to those opposing the Act.

Responding to Amit Shah, Owaisi, who was addressing a rally in Karimnagar district, had challenged Amit Shah and said, "I am here...debate with me...why [debate] with these people...Daadi wale se karo na [Debate with those with a beard]. We will talk and debate on CAA, NPR and NRC," Owaisi had said.