Amit Shah stated in a public address in Siliguri, West Bengal, on Thursday that CAA would be implemented once the pandemic was over. Furthermore, he accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of peddling lies among the people.
In his address, he said, “Trinamool Congress is spreading rumours that the CAA will not be implemented. Let me tell you today that once the Covid-19 wave is gone, we will implement CAA on the ground and give citizenship rights to our refugee brothers and sisters.”
The Union Home Minister is on a two-day to West Bengal to address a public rally, and attend state party meetings and he intends to travel to the forward areas along the India-Bangladesh border.
Targeting CM Mamata Banerjee, he said, “Mamata Didi only wants to see infiltration [into Bengal] and our refugee brothers not getting the citizenship. But the Trinamool must listen to this clearly that the CAA was a reality, is a reality and will remain a reality. Trinamool Congress cannot change this.”
He further stated that Mamata Banerjee’s government has failed to prevent political killings, post-poll violence and corruption in the state.
However, Amit Shah’s statement met with criticisms and opposition from the North-East. Activist turned MLA, Akhil Gogoi, stated that he will hit the streets again with protests along with his supporters if the act is implemented.
He says that the CAA is an “anti-people” law and said that the people will never accept it. Moreover, Mr Gogoi said that there is a strong unity among all the sections of the people opposing CAA.
References: The Indian Express and NDTV
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