Chandigarh, January 17, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators extended their supported to the resolution presented by the Punjab government in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) National Citizenship Register (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) brought by the union government, terming it as unnecessary and unconstitutional move aimed at dividing the country.
Leader of Opposition (LoP) Harpal Singh Cheema, opposing the CAA/ NCR, announced party’s full support to the Punjab Government’s resolution over the Act brought about on the floor of the House, saying that the move of the union government was against the spirit of the Indian constitution.
Cheema accused the union government of bringing in such unnecessary and divisive laws, simply to create an atmosphere of fear among the minority, including the dalit and the poor, citing the example of demolition of Sri Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which was under the control of the union government.
Cheema demanded that the government should also bring a resolution on the floor of the House against the recurring fascist attacks orchestrated on the JNU students and students from other universities and colleges opposing the CAA / NCR / NRP.
Aman Arora said that it was beyond one’s ken why such unnecessary laws were being imposed upon the people of the country, saying it was mere a ploy of the government to distract peoples’ attention from the core issues, including unemployment, inflation, economic downturn, et al.
Kultar Singh Sandhwan, stoutly opposed the CAA, NPR and NRC, accusing the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) leaders and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and her parliamentarian husband and Akali Dal (Badal) president Sukhbir Singh Badal, voting in favor of the controversial Bill and shedding crocodile tears to sympathize with the Muslim community in Punjab to leverage it in earning some political brownie points.