Mamata Banerjee government on Monday passed the resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act. It became the fourth state to do so, after Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan.
The resolution appeals to the Union government to repeal the amended citizenship law and revoke plans to implement NRC and update NPR.
State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee introduced the resolution in the House around 2 pm.
The law has emerged as the latest flashpoint in the state, with the TMC opposing the contentious legislation tooth and nail, and the BJP pressing for its implementation.
“Citizenship (Amendment) Act is anti-people, the law should be immediately repealed,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in the Assembly.
“Bengal had the guts to skip NPR meeting in Delhi. If the BJP wants it can dismiss my government,” she said in her during her address on the anti-CAA resolution. “Time has come to put aside narrow differences and fight together to save the country,” she added.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged the opposition CPI(M) and the Congress to put aside narrow political differences and fight together against the "fascist BJP government" at the Centre.
Contending that NPR, NRC and CAA were correlated, Banerjee, who is also the TMC supremo, said the new citizenship law was "anti-people".
The chief minister, while speaking on the anti-CAA resolution tabled in the Assembly, demanded that the contentious law be immediately repealed.
"The CAA is anti-people, anti-constitutional... We want this law to be repealed immediately," she said.
Insisting that the Congress and the Left Front should stop spreading canards against her government, she said, "Time has come to forget our narrow differences and fight together to save the country."
Referring to the criticisms made by the Congress and the CPI(M) over her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his recent visit to the state, Banerjee said the slogan 'Didi- Modi are both sides of same coin' will boomerang for the opposition parties.
"Our state government had the guts to skip the NPR meeting (in Delhi); if the BJP wants it can dismiss my government," she added.
with PTI inputs