Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no citizenship papers, he is an Indian by birth. This is what the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in response to a person’s question about Modi’s citizenship under the Right to Information Act (RTI). On January 17 this year, a person named Shubhankar Sarkar wanted to know through RTI whether the Prime Minister has citizenship papers or not. In response, PMO Secretary Praveen Kumar said that according to Section 3 of the Citizenship Act, 1955, the Prime Minister is an Indian by birth. This information has created a stir in the political circles amid protests across the country over the amended Citizenship Act (CAA). In particular, after the creation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, many people failed to prove their citizenship and ended up in ‘detention’ camps. The question has arisen, if the citizenship document is requested after this, if the people also claim citizenship by birth, will it be accepted? The Ministry of Home Affairs has stated several times earlier that those who do not have the identity cards issued after the 2011 and 2015 national census registration process are not citizens. Majority of the people of the country do not have that identity card. The opposition raised the question, but whose vote did the BJP win? The Narendra Modi government did not respond.
Source — Anandabazar Patrika.