Trinamul to table resolution against CAA on January 27: Partha Chatterjee
West Bengal parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday said the ruling Trinamul Congress will bring a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the state Assembly on January 27.
'We had submitted the resolution to the Speaker on January 20. It will be placed in the Assembly on January 27,' Chatterjee said.
A day earlier, chief minister Mamata Banerjee had said that they will be filing a resolution against the contentious law soon but did not divulge when it would be filed.
“We will soon pass a resolution against the CAA...I would request the governments of all the north-eastern states and the Opposition-ruled states to pass resolutions against the act. They should also study the rules of the NPR before taking any decision on the exercise,” Banerjee said.
This is the first time in recent times that Mamata has tried to reach out to elected governments in the Northeast, where the resistance to the CAA is linked to the perceived threat to the linguistic and cultural identities of the indigenous communities.
CPM state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra had aslo suggested that the Mamata Banerjee-led government should file a case in the Supreme Court opposing the CAA.
“The Kerala government has moved the apex court against the act. We have learnt that the Congress-led Punjab government will join the case with the Left government (in Kerala). We know you (Mamata) will have reservations joining us. So, you approach the Supreme Court independently,” Mishra said at a meeting of the CPM’s Calcutta district committee.
“We wanted to bring a resolution against the CAA in the Assembly, but the ruling party didn’t allow us…. But finally, she had to announce that a resolution would be moved. She had to change her stand realising the mood of the people and sensing that the movement against the CAA is gaining ground,” Mishra said.
The Assembly had last September passed a resolution against the NRC.