West Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Verma on Monday delivered a speech expressing his opposition to those protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC). The parliamentarian asserted that protests at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh will be “cleared” within an hour of the BJP coming to power in the forthcoming Delhi Assembly election on 8 February.
Verma added that all the existing mosques built on government land will be demolished if the BJP formed government in Delhi on 11 February.
“This is not just another election. It is an election to decide the unity of a nation. If the BJP comes to power on 11 February, you will not find a single protester within an hour. And within a month, we will not spare a single mosque built on government land,” Verma said, appealing to Delhi voters.
He was addressing a crowd at a community centre in Ranhoula village which falls under the Vikaspuri Assembly constituency in West Delhi.
Elaborating his remarks to a news agency on Tuesday, he said, “Lakhs of people gather there (Shaheen Bagh)… They’ll enter your houses, rape your sisters and daughters, and kill them. There’s time today, PM Modi ji and Amit Shah won’t come to save you tomorrow.”