New Delhi: BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday asked the central government to withdraw its stance on the revised citizenship law and NRC and withdraw its decision. Mayawati tweeted, “Now, in the NDA of the Central Government against the CAA and NRC, the voices of opposition are also rising. Therefore, the BSP demands that they leave their stubbornness and withdraw these decisions. ”
He also appealed to the protesters to express their protest in a peaceful manner.
Mayawati had earlier said in a tweet that in the country and in the larger public interest, the Center should withdraw the new citizenship law and focus on removing the national problems of the economy, rising inflation and unemployment, falling rupee value, etc.
It is noteworthy that a delegation of BSP met President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday and raised this issue. A delegation led by party general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra demanded a judicial inquiry into the violence in Jamia Millia Islamia on Sunday. Also demanded to withdraw the citizenship law.
It seeks to grant citizenship to persecuted minorities – Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Parsees, Sikhs and Christians – from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. After clearing Lok Sabha, the bill will go to Rajya Sabha or Upper House of Parliament.
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance has an absolutely majority in the Lower house. The Opposition, which is stronger in the Rajya Sabha, hopes to stall the bill in the Upper house.
A senior Congress strategist said the party would try and get the bill sent to a select committee for scrutiny even as government managers have indicated during informal interactions that they want the CAB to be passed in the ongoing session, by Hindustan Times