Bengal Will Be 'First State' To Implement Citizenship Law: Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal would be the first state the place the legislation might be applied: Dilip Ghosh (File)

Kolkata:

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Friday stated the Citizenship Amendment Act might be applied within the state and neither Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee nor her celebration, Trinamool Congress, will be capable of cease it.

West Bengal would be the first state the place the Act might be applied, he stated.

The BJP chief’s remarks got here after Ms Banerjee, some of the vocal opponents of the amended Citizenship Act, stated at a press convention that she won’t enable the brand new legislation to be applied in her state “under any circumstances”.

“Earlier she had opposed the abrogation of Article 370, demonetisation, but that didn’t stop the Union government from implementing it. In this case too, the new Citizenship Act would be implemented in the state,” Mr Ghosh stated.

“Bengal, for that matter, would be the first state where it would be implemented,” he added.

Mr Ghosh stated Ms Banerjee ought to come clear on why she is opposing it.

“Is it because she is afraid of losing her vote bank in the state? Let us make one thing very clear, the Citizenship Act would be implemented in the state, neither Banerjee nor her party would be able to stop it,” he stated.

She is concerned about infiltrators however not about Hindu refugees who’ve been wanting ahead to this legislation for the final a number of many years, he claimed.

Ms Banerjee had stated the BJP will be unable to bulldoze the states to enact the brand new legislation. The chief minister additionally introduced a sequence of protests subsequent week, saying she would hit the streets in search of revocation of the “draconian” Act.

BJP nationwide normal secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya additionally attacked Ms Banerjee, accusing her of “fuelling protests” in Bengal in opposition to the brand new Act by spreading misinformation.

“Why is Mamata Banerjee not taking action against the infiltrators who are behind the protests in Bengal? She is instigating masses to take law into their hands. If she is so concerned about the infiltrators, why doesn’t she say anything about Hindu refugees,” he requested.

Protests demanding rapid revocation of the amended Citizenship Act reached the shores of West Bengal on Friday, with agitators resorting to violence and arson at railway stations and thoroughfares throughout the state.

According to police sources, individuals within the minority-dominated districts of rural Howrah, Murshidabad, Birbhum, components of Burdwan and North Bengal hit the streets this morning, elevating slogans in opposition to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led authorities.

In Kolkata, a whole bunch of protesters gathered on the Park Circus seven-point crossing, in search of the revocation of the legislation. They raised anti-government slogans and burnt tyres on the thoroughfare, resulting in site visitors congestions within the southern and the central components of the town.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday night time gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, turning it into an Act.

According to the amended Act, non-Muslim refugees, who escaped spiritual persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and moved to India earlier than December 31, 2014, might be granted Indian citizenship.

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