JMM Working President Hemant Soren (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's working president Hemant Soren on Tuesday said that the state will not implement the Citizenship Amendment Act if even one person is uprooted from Jharkhand. Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also vociferously opposed the act and said that she will not implement it in her state.
Mamata Banerjee declared that CAA and NRC can be enforced in the state only over her dead body. On arson and violence in the state, Banerjee said: “Some outside forces are acting as friends of minorities but are indulging in violence. These are stooges of BJP, don’t fall into their trap.”
She was apparently referring to Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM with whom she got into a war of words recently. We will never allow NRC and CAA in Bengal. No one will be ousted from the state,” Banerjee said as she read out an ‘oath’ for her party workers. Dubbing the rallies “unconstitutional and inflammatory”, governor Jagdeep Dhankhar urged the CM to devote time to retrieving the situation.
In Thiruvananthapuram, CM Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Front government joined hands with opposition Congress-led UDF to protest against CAA. Vijayan, opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala and others condemned BJP-sponsored law as “patently unconstitutional and particularly discriminative against Muslim refugees and migrants” aspiring for Indian citizenship. Vijayan said the Constitution did not set religion as a criterion for citizenship.