In yet another stir against CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) now the Chhattisgarh govt has decided not to participate in the National Population Register process. The statement comes from Chattisgarh’s Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu who stated, “We have cleared our stand on several occasions – we oppose the National Population Register (NPR). The Chief Minister has said that he would be the first to sign against it”, He mentioned on his twitter handle.
ANI quotes Chhattisgarh home minister Tamradhwaj Sahu: We have cleared our stand on several occasions – we oppose the National Population Register (NPR). The Chief Minister has said that he would be the first to sign against it. pic.twitter.com/uLdXoTXq3p
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It needs to be mentioned here that, on Jan 25 2020, the Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said, Citizenship Amendment Act is nothing but a ploy to divert people’s attention from the economic slowdown and unemployment in the country.
Speaking to journalists after meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Friday, Baghel said that his Cabinet was likely to consider an anti-CAA resolution in the state assembly.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by his Cabinet members, party functionaries and newly elected mayors during his courtesy visit on Gandhi on completion of a year of the Congress government in Chhattisgarh.
He presented her with a booklet highlighting initiatives and achievements of the state government in the first year. CWC member Rahul Gandhi was also present at the meeting.
With many Congress state governments deciding against cooperating with the enumeration exercise for creating a National Population Register, the AICC on Friday said it had reasons to apprehend the Centre may use NPR for “religion and language profiling.”