Bharatiya Janata Party President JP Nadda said on Monday that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be applicable in every situation and the process of making rules for this is going on.
According to The Hindu ‘s news, at a rally in Siliguri, West Bengal, JP Nadda said, “It is certain that the CAA will be implemented. It has been delayed due to the Corona virus. But the situation is slowly improving. Work Has started and rules are being made. “
In early August, there were reports that the Ministry of Home Affairs had asked for three more months to set the CAA rules.
The political atmosphere about CAA in Bengal is hot. The ruling Trinamool Congress is against this law and is also protesting on the road.
The BJP president, who is visiting north Bengal, targeted the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, accusing it of indulging in a “divide and rule” policy. Mr. Nadda raised questions on non-implementation of two Central schemes — PM Kisan Samman Nidhi and Ayushman Bharat.
“Didi [Mamata Banerjee] says that these schemes won’t be implemented. I want to assure you that in April these schemes will be implemented,” Mr. Nadda said, referring to the Assembly elections scheduled in West Bengal next year.
what is CAA?
The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) aims to fast-track citizenship for six persecuted minority communities — Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Christians — who arrived in India on or before December 31, 2014 from Muslim-majority Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The contentious law, an amendment to the Citizenship Act, 1955, came into force on January 10 when the Ministry of Home Affairs made the announcement through a gazette notification — almost a month after it was passed by Parliament on December 11, 2019 during the winter session — which triggered widespread violent demonstrations in the eastern state of Assam as protesters feared it would convert thousands of illegal migrants from neighbouring Muslim-majority Bangladesh into legal residents.
The Act got President Ram Nath Kovind’s assent on December 12.