Chandigarh, Jan 19, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
The Bharatiya Janata Party today hoped that after the clarification of legal and technical position of Centre and States by none other than Senior Congress leaders Kapil Sibbal and Salman Khurshid, the Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will behave responsibly on CAA.
Tarun Chugh, the national secretary of the party, today said Sibbal, one of the top legal experts of Congress, has made it clear that that stand taken by Capt Amarinder Singh and the resolution passed by Congress government in Punjab was unconstitutional.
The BJP leader said, Sibbal’s statement gains significance as his own Party including its top leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul & Priyanka were opposing CAA tooth and nail and urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government to withdraw the decision.
“The Amendment has been made after getting it through from both the house of Parliament and now no state can say no to it. It will not only be impossible not to implement the same in any state but if any state decides to go ahead, it will be unconstitutional as the right to citizenship is not state subject. An act or amendment passed by the Parliament It is binding for all the states as well as UTs under article 254 of the constitution,” he said.
Allaying unnecessary fears being spread by the opposition parties, Chugh said that the CAA won’t affect any Indian citizen. “The resolution passed in Punjab Assembly by Capt Amarinder-led government was not the true representation of the wishes of people of the state but a unilateral decision against their wishes,” he said.
Chugh has urged Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore to reject the unconstitutional resolution and direct the state government to get the CAA implemented in the state to uphold the constitutional provisions.