NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said if the CAA leads to the implementation of the NPR and the NRC, it would be a complete victory for Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
He said Jinnah’s idea of a country was already winning in India with the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) coming into effect, but asserted that there was still a choice available.
“I would not say Jinnah has completely won, but I would say Jinnah is winning. There is still a choice available to the nation between Jinnah’s idea of a country and Gandhiji’s idea of a country,” he said on the sidelines of the Jaipur Literature Festival on Sunday.
The CAA came into force in India in December amid protests across the country and around the world.
The MP from Thiruvananthapuram said the amended Citizenship Act took Jinnah’s logic by declaring that religion shall be the basis of nationhood, reaffirming that Gandhi’s idea is that all religions are equal.