KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister has but once more warned the Narendra Modi authorities on the Centre that the Citizenship (Modification) Act (CAA) is not going to be carried out in her state. The West Bengal Chief Minister additionally slammed the Centre for raking up the difficulty of the doable implementation of the Citizenship (Modification) Act forward of the Gujarat meeting election.
“Cease all these politics. They (BJP) are doing it as a result of there are elections in Gujarat. We is not going to allow them to implement it. To us, all are residents (of India). We’re towards this,” Banerjee instructed reporters on the Kolkata airport earlier than leaving for Chennai.
“I might say that elections usually are not that vital, politics usually are not that vital, folks’s lives are extra vital,” she added. Reacting sharply to her remarks, Union Minister of State for House Nisith Pramanik asserted that the CAA will likely be step by step carried out throughout the nation.
“The CAA is for the disadvantaged and oppressed Hindus and others. It is going to be carried out not solely in Gujarat but in addition step by step throughout India,” the Union Minister stated.
The Centre had on Monday determined to grant Indian citizenship to minorities principally from Pakistan, who’ve migrated to India, and are at the moment residing in two districts of Gujarat, beneath the Citizenship Act, 1955, and never the Citizenship Modification Act, 2019 (CAA).
The Union House Ministry, beneath the 1955 Citizenship Act, empowered district collectors of Mehsana and Anand to grant citizenship certificates to members of Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Christian, Buddhist and Jain communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The Gujarat meeting has handed a majority decision supporting this transfer.
The problem of CAA has been a significant flashpoint in Bengal politics with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declaring that it’ll not be carried out within the state. The TMC-ruled state had witnessed violent protests and arson towards the CAA and the proposed nationwide implementation of the Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC) earlier this month.