Reacting to former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s “Threat” of the Centre implementing the CAA at any cost, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said the BJP would have to pay a heavy price for such “Stubbornness.”
“An elected government which refused to heed the voice of its people or respond to their anger is bound to lose their confidence and collapse,” said Amarinder, adding that the BJP’s stance on the issue “smacked of a dangerously fascist approach that would lead to their eventual downfall.”As far as his Government was concerned, there was no way it would allow the brazenly divisive Act to be implemented in Punjab, he said. “You cannot force us to do so.”he declared, even as he reiterated that neither he nor the Congress was against grant citizenship of persecuted minorities in other countries, such as Sikhs in Pakistan, they were completely opposed to the discrimination in the CAA against certain religious communities, including Muslims.
Despite the nationwide public outrage over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre was refusing to acknowledge the unconstitutionality of the legislation, said the Punjab Chief Minister lashing out at Shivraj Chauhan for his shockingly inconsiderate remarks on the issue.
Courtesy: Times of India