11:32 GMT31 October 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Burning the midnight oil, India’s lower house of parliament cleared the controversial legislation to grant citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from specific neighbouring nations, with stiff resistance from a minority opposition.

    Twitter remained abuzz on Tuesday with people showering accolades on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), especially India’s federal Home Minister and “master strategist” Amit Shah – often compared to ancient Indian thinker Chanakya for his political strategies.

    Amit Shah trended on Twitter with #MotaBhai and MotaBhaiRocks (elder brother) with 17.2k tweets.

    From terming him the best home minister ever to instilling confidence in him to acquire the Pakistani side of Kashmir, which India claims has been occupied by Islamabad, Twitter users lauded the BJP president.

    Tweets that would tickle the funny bones also did not miss the spot among posts. People came out in support of the nationalist sentiment and some even mocked the “liberals”.

    ​Twitterati did not miss the opportunity to take a dig at the united opposition parties who according to them “fall weak in front of the one man army – Amit Shah”.

    ​Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of parliament has passed the proposed legislation with 311 votes in favour and only 80 against. Opposition lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi termed the Bill “discriminatory” to Muslims saying it was an attempt to “divide the nation” and against the basic tenets of the Indian Constitution.

    Meanwhile, this is not the first time that netizens on Twitter have hailed Amit Shah. When the Supreme Court of India pronounced the Ayodhya verdict ordering the construction of a temple at the site disputed by Hindus and Muslims, Twitter saw a similar reaction with people praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. He was also hailed as the architect of Jammu and Kashmir’s complete integration with India, after Article 370 of the Constitution was amended to strip the state of its special status. 


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