The Assam Congress has sought a clarification from the BJP over the saffron party’s CAA implementation plans.
This demand for a clarification by the Assam Congress from the BJP comes just hours after the saffron party released its manifesto for the West Bengal elections.
The BJP in its manifesto for the West Bengal elections, the saffron brigade has announced that it will implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Notably, implementation of the CAA has been vehemently opposed by various organisations in Assam and opposition parties including the Congress.
Seeking a clarification from the BJP, Assam Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Gaurav Gogoi has asked the saffron party to clarify its stand on CAA implementation in Assam.
“The BJP has promised implementation of CAA in its manifesto in West Bengal. Can the BJP please clarify whether they plan to implement CAA in Bengal but not in Assam? In other words, do they agree with the Congress’s Guarantee of a law that would nullify CAA in Assam?” Gaurav Gogoi asked.
The Congress, on the other hand, has been maintaining that it will not allow implementation of CAA in Assam, if voted to power.
The Assam Congress, in fact, has said that it ‘guarantees’ to bring in a law that would nullify implementation of CAA in Assam.
Bringing a law that would nullify implementation of CAA in Assam, is one of the five guarantees that the Congress has been making since the launch of its election campaigning.