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File photo of WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged the northeastern states to pass resolutions against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019.

While taking a flight to Siliguri from the Kolkata airport, Banerjee said that West Bengal would also soon pass resolution against CAA.

“I would request the governments of all the north-eastern states and the Opposition-ruled states to pass resolutions against the act,” she added.

As per reports, Banerjee had voiced her support to the protest against CAA in the northeastern states for the first time.

She also appealed to the northeastern states to read the ‘clauses’ of the National Population Register form before taking part in the ‘dangerous exercise’.

“I will appeal to all chief ministers, governments including those in BJP-ruled northeast states and the Opposition party-ruled states to read the law properly and consider the clauses in the NPR form before arriving at a decision,” she added.

On December 16 last year, five days after Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, the Bengal government stayed the process of NPR across the State.

Asif Ibrahim

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