"Enforce citizenship law after Covid subsides": Bengal's Amit Shah

"Enforce citizenship law after Covid subsides": Bengal’s Amit Shah

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will come into force as soon as Covid declines, Amit Shah, Federal Interior Minister, said in Bengal today that the controversial Citizenship Act is back on the Center’s agenda. Clarified.

In preparation for a public rally in Siliguri, Amit Shah accused Bengal Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee of “spreading rumors” and said the new nationality law would not come into force.

“I’m in North Bengal today. I want to make it clear that the Trinamool Congress is spreading rumors that CAA will not take place. As soon as the waves of Covid subside, we will do CAA on the ground. I want to say, “Amit Shah said.

“CAA is a reality, it remains a reality, and Trinamool can’t do anything about it,” the Interior Minister added.

The CAA was at the center of major protests in some parts of the country from late 2019 to early 2020, months before the Covid outbreak spurred blockades and other restrictions.