Union Minister of State Shantanu Thakur said that CAA will be implemented in the whole country within the next seven days.
While addressing a workers’ meet in Nischintapur of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, Thakur said, “Not just in West Bengal, CAA will be implemented in the whole country. No one can stop that.”
VIDEO | "Ram Mandir has been inaugurated (in Ayodhya), and within the next seven days, the CAA – Citizenship (Amendment) Act – will be implemented across the country. This is my guarantee. Not just in West Bengal, the CAA would be implemented in every state of India within a… pic.twitter.com/f5Ergu5TG3— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) January 29, 2024
In his speech, Thakur targeted West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. He said, “Many people have not been given voter cards in the state. Many people from the Matua community(Hindu) are deprived of voter cards. Despite living for generations in the state, Hindu refugees are not getting voting rights.”
Earlier, on the 27th of December last year, Home Minister Amit Shah said in Kolkata that no one can stop the implementation of the CAA as it is the law of the land.
Previously, a senior official of the central government said that rules for the Citizenship(Amendment) Act of 2019 would be notified ‘much before’ the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections.
Notably, yesterday, on the 28th of January, the South 24 Parganas district unit of BJP organised a workers’ meeting in Nishchintapur. Apart from several party MLAs, state president Sukanta Majumdar was present at the meeting.