Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has moved a resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the assembly on Tuesday. This is for the first time that a State Assembly in the country moves a resolution against CAA.
The resolution was presented in a special assembly session which was convened on Tuesday, December 31 to ratify the Constitution (126th) Amendment bill, which proposes to extend quota to SC/STs in Lok Sabha and state assemblies by another 10 years. He also said that the State will not allow any detention centres and reiterated that his government believes in inclusiveness.
As expected, O. Rajagopal, the lone BJP MLA in the Kerala Assembly opposed the resolution. Kerala is the first state to move such a resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act. Rest of all MLAs including from opposition parties supported the resolution. Independent MLA PC George also supported the resolution.
Earlier a couple of days back, a joint meeting of all political parites was called by Pinarayi Vijayan to envisage the future action plans against CAA. All major opposition parties including Congress, Muslim League and Kerala Congress (M) had participated in the meeting. It is learnt that moving a resolution against CAA was according to the decision taken in the meeting.