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After Kerala, Punjab govt to move resolution against CAA in state assembly

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had on Thursday not ruled out the possibility of bringing a resolution against the CAA. "Wait till tomorrow," Singh had said when asked by reporters if the government will bring in a resolution, on the lines of Kerala, against the Act.

As per official sources, Punjab government is all set to bring a resolution in the state assembly on Friday demanding to remove the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)).

As per sources, a minister of Captian Amarinder led cabinet would move a resolution on the second day of the two-day special session of the Assembly urging the Centre to repeal the Act.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had on Thursday not ruled out the possibility of bringing a resolution against the CAA. "Wait till tomorrow," Singh had said when asked by reporters if the government will bring in a resolution, on the lines of Kerala, against the Act.

The state Congress government had on Tuesday said it will proceed according to the "will of the House" on the issue of CAA, National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR).

Punjab CM had recently said his government would not allow the implementation of the "brazenly divisive CAA".

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After a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, his colleagues in the ministry had expressed concern over the implications of the "blatantly unconstitutional and divisive CAA, NRC and NPR."

"The ministers were of the view that the matter was bound to be raised during the two-day session of the assembly on January 16-17 and it was unanimously decided that the government should accept the will of the House," an official statement had said.

Singh had said neither he nor the Congress were against granting citizenship to minorities persecuted on the basis of religion but they were completely opposed to the "discrimination in the CAA against certain religious communities, including Muslims".

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