New Delhi, Feb 4 : Describing the Government as multifaced on the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act and the national Register for Citizens, the All India Trinamool Congress Member Shukhendu Shekhar Roy on Tuesday alleged that this Government is creating confusion on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) by giving varying statements on the issue.
Participating in the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address, Mr Roy said that this Government has emphatically said in this House that the implementation of the NRC will be done after National Population Register(NPR) . ''Now, many Union Ministers are saying that there is no plan of NRC in the country as of now,''he said. “ At many places in the country, several people, including students, have been agitating against the CAA and if this Government is a people’s Government and a democratic Government, it should listen to people”, Mr Roy said.
Talking about the atrocities on the students protesting aginst CAA and NRC, Mr Roy said that the Government has been using coercive methods like lathi- charge, tear gas and firing on protesters to crush these agitations.
“The Ministers take oath in the name of the Constitution and one Minister called on people to hit the protesters with bullets in a public rally”, the AITC lawmaker said. He also said that the protester are sloganeering about freedom from political bondage, from economic servitude and from cultural deadlock and some people wants to divide this country on religious line.
Slamming the Government on both the controversial issues, Mr Roy said,''those who have Aadhaar cards, Pan numbers, ration cards, bank passbooks and passports will have to certify their citizenship?. Do all these documents belong to the foreigner?'' The AITC Member said that West Bengal, Kerala, Rajasthan, Punjab, Odisha, Maharastra anf Telangaan have refused to implement CAA and NRC.. Talking about the economic situation in the country, he said that the Government will collect Rs 90,000 crore by selling its equities in Life Insurance Corporation and IDBI bank and added that the 63 people of this country have more wealth than the Union Budget while the unemployment rate is highest this year in last 45 years. (UNI)