CAA to be implemented in West Bengal soon, says BJP’s Vijayvargiya
BJP’s Kailash Vijayvargiya said that the Narendra Modi government is likely to start granting citizenship to refugees from Bangladesh and Pakistan from January 2021.
BJP national secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act will be implemented in West Bengal soon.
Vijayvargiya said the Centre will implement Citizenship Amendment Act in West Bengal even if the state government opposes it.
“Even if the West Bengal government opposes the implementation of CAA, we (Centre) will go ahead in implementing it. If the state supports the implementation it will be fine,” Kailash Vijayvargiya said while speaking to reporters at Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas district, according to PTI.
On December 5, Vijayvargiya said that the Narendra Modi government is likely to start granting citizenship to refugees from Bangladesh and Pakistan from January 2021.
“We are hopeful that the process of granting citizenship to refugees under the CAA [Citizenship Amendment Act] will begin from January next year,” Vijayvargiya said.
Earlier, BJP national president J P Nadda during his recent visit to the state had said that rules for implementation of the Act are being framed. “CAA will be implemented in letter and spirit after it,” Nadda said.
(With inputs from PTI)