Bhopal, Jan 28: The Centre was hit by friendly fire on Tuesday when Madhya Pradesh’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Narayan Tripathi – who represents Maihar – raised numerous eyebrows as he did not adhere to the party line and made a statement against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
“The legislation enshrines a religion-based provision for granting citizenship. Consequently, some persons are experiencing trepidation. Therefore, I am expressing my protest. The need of the hour is to focus attention on unemployment and other issues. In my capacity as a public representative, I enjoy the right to speak my mind and shall do so at every forum,” he averred during an interaction with the press.
Some months back, the lawmaker voted in favour of the ruling party in the Assembly. In fact, he was a Congress member earlier. (UNI)