KOLKATA: The assembly of the Indian state of West Bengal on Monday passed resolution against CAA and NRC laws, becoming the fourth state after Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan to react against Center.
State government of Mamata Banerjee had moved the resolution in the assembly of West Bengal, seeking to repeal the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act and revoke plans to implement National Register of Citizens (NRC) and update National Population Register (NPR).
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister of West Bengal Assembly Partha Chatterjee introduced the resolution which says ” “While the PM says that CAA will not take away anybody’s citizenship, the Act itself doesn’t say anything to that effect.”
Speaking on this occasion, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banarjee blasted the Modi government, saying ” We have to explain to people who are being misguided by BJP that we are not bonded labours but citizens of this country. Will you (BJP) decide who will eat what or which religion they will follow? Will you decide who will eat ‘chire’ or ‘poha’?”
She said ” Did you (BJP) eat air while growing up? I have never heard that a person can be recognized with their dresses and food habits. This can’t be tolerated.”
Mamata Banarjee said ” Time has come to put aside narrow differences and fight together to save the country, Citizenship (Amendment) Act is anti-people, the law should be immediately repealed.”
It may be mentioned here that three states, Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan, have already passed resolutions against the controversial citizenship law (CAA).