Jaipur, Jan 20, 2020 –
The ruling Congress government and the opposition BJP are busy strategising for the forthcoming budget session of the Rajasthan assembly which starts from January 24 as the CAA shall be the focal point of discussion in the House. While the Congress plans to bring a resolution against the CAA in the assembly, the BJP is also working on its strategy to protest against the resolution.
According to state parliamentary affairs minister Shanti Dhariwal, “The session shall start from Friday as the Bill for extending reservation to SC/ST candidates in Lok Sabha and state legislatures for next 10 years needs to be ratified on January 25. We are also considering to bring in a resolution against the CAA during this session,” he added.
Meanwhile, BJP state president Satish Poonia told IANS that the BJP is planning to protest against the resolution strongly. We have called a meeting of our MLAs on January 23 to discuss our strategy,” he added.
Last week, the state congress government allocated land to 100 migrants from Pakistan at 50 per cent discounted rates. Soon after, Poonia attacked Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, questioning his stand on the CAA.
Poonia had said, “Chief Minister is misleading the public by following two dimensional strategy. On the one hand, Jaipur development authority distributes land to 100 Pak migrants giving them hope of citizenship, and on the other, he takes out a peaceful march against the CAA saying that the new law will not be implemented in the state even if it has been passed by the Parliament. The Chief Minister should at least answer about his intentions of following such double standards? (Agency)