"We have talked about the CAA several times. The Citizenship Amendment Act will be rolled out in the state. If you have guts, stop it from being enforced," the Nandigram MLA said in an apparent reference to the chief minister.
Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said the ruling party in West Bengal will never allow the CAA to come into force in the state.
It also vehemently defended the exclusion of certain areas of Assam and other Northeastern states from the application of the CAA, saying it has been done to "protect the ethnic/linguistic rights" of the natives and this was "not discriminatory".
A bench comprising Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and justices S Ravindra Bhat and Bela M Trivedi has listed for hearing as many as 232 petitions, mostly PILs, on October 31 on the issue of CAA alone.
A bench comprising Chief Justice U U Lalit and Justice S R Bhat noted the matter will be referred to a three-judge bench.
While refusing to stay the operation of the law, the top court had on December 18, 2019, issued notices to the Centre on the pleas
Protests by members of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU), a part of the North East Students' Organisation (NESO), was held in all the district headquarters of the state amid heavy security arrangements.
BJP leader from West Bengal Suvendu Adhikari Tuesday urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to implement the citizenship law CAA at the earliest, with the latter assuring him that rules regarding it will be framed after the Covid precaution dose vaccination exercise is over.
The CAA, which was enacted in 2019 but is yet to be implemented, aims to grant citizenship to those members of the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who faced persecution in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The senior BJP leader, while speaking at the News18 India Chaupal, has said there is nothing wrong if old temples are reconstructed and redecorated.
In large parts of the country, those opposing CAA see it as anti-Muslim but in the Northeast, the citizenship debate is complex and is linked to identity and indigeneity
At least 53 people had died and hundreds were injured in clashes between supporters of the Citizenship Amendment Act and those opposing it between February 23 and February 26, 2020, in North East Delhi.
The political spectrum in the Northeast does not offer a huge scope for a new alliance to reap major dividends in a brief span. It would have to identify key constituencies, project itself as a viable alternative, and firm up alliances with local parties
The resolution moved by Chief Minister M K Stalin said the CAA passed by the Parliament in 2019 "is not in tune with the secular principles laid down in our Constitution and also not conducive to the communal harmony that prevails in India."
A total of 168 people, including 107 Indians and 23 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus, were flown out of Kabul to Hindon airbase near Delhi in an IAF aircraft on August 22
The Home Ministry has asked for yet another extension till January 9 next year for framing the rules for the said act, implying there will be a delay of over two years in the implementation of the Act since its enactment.
He was replying to a question from Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on whether the government had missed the deadline to frame and notify CAA rules and the steps taken in this context.
Ever since the three farm laws were enacted by the union government, the DMK had all along demanded the Centre to withdraw the laws, which are "against the interests of farmers," the Chief Minister said intervening his party MLA Tamizharasi, who spoke on the matter in the House.
The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was cleared by Parliament in late 2019. Protests, some of which were violent, had erupted across the country against the new law.
The government has asked farmers to go back from Tikri and Singhu protest sites in Delhi to avoid spread of COVID-19. While the fear of an outbreak worked at Shaheen Bagh a year ago, the farmers appear a far more determined lot.
State GDP growth matches national trend line, but high unemployment rates stand out as big worry
In the last assembly polls, the BJP won eight out of the 15 assembly seats in Barak Valley. In 2019, it secured nearly 50 percent of the total votes in the region.
Elections aside, the lurking fear that illegal immigrants will determine the state’s political future continue to the occupy Assamese mindspace
In a video message, a day before the first phase of polling on March 27, former prime minister Manmohan Singh urged the people of Assam to vote for the Congress.
The feisty Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, who is party observer for the polls, says a `desperate’ BJP has taken three different positions on CAA in Assam, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu respectively; predicts 100-plus for grand coalition