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West Bengal Government Announces Anti CAA Resolution in Assembly on January 27

West Bengal Government Announces Anti CAA Resolution in Assembly on January 27

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Jan 2020 12:21 PM GMT

West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government on weekday declared that a resolution against the new citizenship law will be brought within the state Assembly on January 27.

"The resolution will be brought at 11 a.m. on January 27," state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee told media persons here. Chatterjee appealed to the Left Front and Congress legislators to back the resolution.

The minister aforementioned he has already spoken to Leader of the Opposition Abdul Mannan and would additionally discuss the matter with Left Front legislative party leader Sujon Chakraborty.

Chief Minister Banerjee aforementioned each day back that her government can pass a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act within 3 to 4 days.

Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress are at the forefront of the widespread protests against the legislation within the state, that additionally saw violence and mischievousness after the law was passed last month.

The Left and therefore the Congress, that have additionally hit the streets against the Act, ridiculed the Trinamool many times over the past few days for not bringing any resolution against the CAA.

The Congress and Left had earlier within the month tried to bring such a resolution within the Assembly however the Trinamool failed to agree, and therefore the matter wasn't enclosed within the list of business of the House.

However, on weekday Chatterjee claimed that he had submitted such a resolution to the Speaker prior to the Left and therefore the Congress, however, the matter couldn't be raised as the House sat for a day's special session to pass the SC and ST Commission Bill on January 9.

"Who is in the forefront and who is not you have seen many a time. But the biggest victory is the one where people are at the forefront. And that will be a win-win situation. No democratic movement without the support of the people is possible in a win-lose situation," he said.

The CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala and Congress-ruled Punjab have already passed resolutions in the respective Assemblies demanding to scrap of the controversial CAA.

The CAA, passed in Parliament last month, seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists who fled non-secular maltreatment in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh till December 31, 2014.

As per the Act, such communities will not be treated as illegal immigrants now and will be given Indian citizenship.

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