Rajasthan passes resolution against CAA

The Rajasthan Assembly passed a resolution urging the Centre to repeal the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act amid opposition by BJP, which accused the Congress government in the state of pursuing appeasement politics. Rajasthan is the third state to pass a resolution against CAA after Kerala and Punjab.

Meanwhile, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the state assembly may pass a resolution against the CAA like some other states did recently. “The TRS is secular by its policy and nature and it had opposed the CAA,” he said in Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, passing the resolution, CM Ashok Gehlot said, “We have urged the central government to repeal the law as it discriminates people on religious grounds, which violates the secular principles of our Constitution. This is the first time in the history of the nation that a law has been enacted which discriminates people on religious grounds.”

“A number of states have been opposing NRC and CAA keeping in mind public opinion at large. It is the duty of the Centre to keep the federal structure intact n strong. I urge the NDA govt to come forward and withdraw the Act. Govt should not make it a prestige issue (sic),” he tweeted.

The resolution, which was passed by a voice vote, also asked the Centre to withdraw the new questionnaire framed for preparation of National Population Register because providing the additional information “would cause huge inconvenience” to the people.

The resolution has incorporated several objections against the National Register of Citizens and NPR. It has also urged the Centre to start nationwide Census only after dropping new fields of information. Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria questioned the state’s right to challenge the Act in the assembly.

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