Puducherry, Feb 10 : Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Monday advised Chief Minister V Narayanasamy not to adopt a resolution in the territorial assembly against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). In a letter to Chief Minister, on the basis of a representation submitted by the three BJP nominated members in the house to the Lt.Governor, she said that the three MLAs have stated that the ruling party would be adopting a resolution against the CAA in the assembly which is being convened on February 12.
After examining the legal positions, the Lt.Governor informed the Chief Minister that the CAA has been passed by both the houses of Parliament and been assented by the President of India and notified in the Extraordinary gazette.
As per section 18(2) of the Union Territories Act, ”Nothing in sub- section(1) shall derogate from the powers conferred on Parliament by the constitution to make laws with respect to any matter for (the union territory) or any part thereof”. Hence, the law passed by the Parliament namely, CAA is applicable to Union Territory of Puducherry as well, which cannot be questioned or delieberated in any manner, Ms Bedi said. (UNI)