KOLKATTA, JANUARY 27: The West Bengal Government on Monday tabled a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the state Assembly.
The resolution appeals to the Union Government to repeal the amended citizenship law and revoke plans to implement NRC and update NPR.
As per reports, state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee introduced the resolution in the House around 2 p.m.
Three states – Kerala, Rajasthan and Punjab – have already passed resolutions against the new citizenship law.
“We had submitted the resolution to the Speaker on January 20. It will be placed in the Assembly on January 27,” Chatterjee had said on January 21.
A day earlier to Chatterjee’s statement, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had also said that they will be filing a resolution against the contentious law soon but did not divulge when it would be filed.
“We will soon pass a resolution against the CAA…I would request the Governments of all the Northeastern states and the Opposition-ruled states to pass resolutions against the act. They should also study the rules of the NPR before taking any decision on the exercise,” Banerjee said.
This is the first time in recent times that Mamata has tried to reach out to elected Governments in the Northeast, where the resistance to the CAA is linked to the perceived threat to the linguistic and cultural identities of the indigenous communities.
The Assembly had last September passed a resolution against the NRC.
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.
(Courtesy: TT & PTI)