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After Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan, Mamata Banerjee govt tables anti-CAA resolution in Assembly

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 January 2020, 17:47 IST
Mamata Banerjee (File Photo)

After Kerala, Punjab, and Rajasthan another no-BJP ruling state, West Bengal has moved a resolution in the state Assembly demanding that the Central government scrap the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act. The Mamata Banerjee govt became the fourth state to pass a resolution against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.

According to reports., the resolution appeals to the Union government to repeal the amended citizenship law and revoke plans to implement NRC and update NPR. State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee introduced the resolution in the House around 2 pm.

Three states - Kerala, Rajasthan and Punjab - have already passed resolutions against the new citizenship law.


The law has emerged as the latest flashpoint in the state, with the TMC opposing the contentious legislation tooth and nail, and the BJP pressing for its implementation.

On January 17, Punjab governement had moved a resolution in the state Assembly demanding that the Central government scrap the controversial CAA. Punjab Minister Brahm Mohindra moved the resolution against the Citizenship Law on the second day of the two-day special session.

"The CAA enacted by Parliament has caused countrywide anguish and social unrest with widespread protests all over the country. The State of Punjab also witnessed protests against this legislation, which were peaceful and involved all segments of our society," Mohindra said while reading out the resolution.

After Kerala, Punjab is the second state to pass a resolution against the CAA. The resolution said the amended law on citizenship seeks to negate the very secular fabric on which the Constitution of India is based.

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First published: 27 January 2020, 17:47 IST
 
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