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"There will be 15 trustees in Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, of which one will always be from Dalit community. For such an unprecedented decision that strengthens social harmony, I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi," Shah tweeted.

The JDU vice-President has been critical of the ruling BJP over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and had even opposed his own party's move of supporting the bill in Parliament last year.

Surjewala stated that these are questions that the Home Minister and the Prime Minister need to answer and added that Davinder Singh "cannot be a standalone carrier carrying terrorists to Delhi for the possible attack on the 26th January function."

Taking on the Congress for opposing the CAA, he said: "When the partition took place, there were 30 per cent Hindus in both East and West Pakistan. Today, there are just 3 per cent Hindus in Pakistan and 7 per cent Hindus in East Pakistan (Bangladesh). I want to ask the blind and deaf Congress leaders, where are my Hindu, Sikh, Sindhi brothers."

Other top officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) are also attending the meeting.

Revocation/Abrogation of Article 370 and 35A was probably the biggest decision, backed up by Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganisation) Act and Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act. Repealing Article 370 meant the state no longer enjoyed special status and was brought at par with other Union Territories.

The Bill provides seven years to life imprisonment for manufacturing and selling illegal weapons, seven to 14 years jail for possessing illegal weapons and life imprisonment for snatching the weapon of police personnel

Shah rejected Congress allegations about "political vendetta" in the change in the security of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and said that changes had been made in the protection Act earlier keeping "one family in mind".

Chowdhury's comment comes at a time when Union Minister Shah is discussing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill with the members of political parties and the civil society organisations from the northeastern states.

Home Minister Amit Shah today address a public rally in Chatra, Jharkhand. Taking jibe at Congress, Shah said, “Jharkhand didn’t come into existence during Cong govt, it became a reality during Atal Bihari Vajpayee tenure.