On Saturday, West Bengal parliamentary opposition leader Suvendu Adhikari called on Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee to stop implementing the CAA in the state.At a meeting in Thakurnagar, north 24 Parganas district, an area controlled by the Matuas tribe with Bangladeshi roots, Adhikari said, “The CAA law does not apply to someone’s citizenship if they are genuine residents with legal documents. We have talked about the CAA several times. The Citizenship Amendment Act will be rolled out in the state. If you have guts, stop it from being enforced,” the Nandigram MLA said in an apparent reference to the chief minister.
CAA promotes citizenship of immigrants belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.However, no one has been granted citizenship because the rule of law has not yet been decided by the government. “Matua He will also be granted citizenship by members of the community,” Adhikari said at a public rally. The central Narendra Modi government “fulfilled one of its promises by suspending Article 370 in Kashmir after winning the 2019 Lok Sabha elections,” Adhikari claimed. “Likewise, the BJP will deliver on his promises regarding the implementation of the CAA … The central government does not believe in disenfranchising anyone. Our prime minister does not believe in divisive politics,” he said. Told. As a politically significant community, Matua is divided between his BJP camp and his TMC camp. Members of the Matua community, who make up the majority of the state’s planned caste population, have migrated to West Bengal since the 1950s, primarily due to religious persecution in former East Pakistan and then Bangladesh.
Firhad Hakim, TMC leader and West Bengal senior minister, said the BJP was tinkering with the CAA “with an eye on voting bank politics” ahead of the 2023 Panchayat vote and the 2024 Lok Sabah election. Stated. “BJP is trying to use his same CAA card in elections. But we will never allow that,” Hakim said.