Following the step taken by the Kerala and Punjab which stood against Citizenship Amendment Act, Congress-led Rajasthan on Saturday passed a resolution against the controversial act in the state assembly. Amidst the BJP leaders raising slogans in support of the bill, the resolution was moved in the state assembly’s budget session urging the Centre to revoke CAA. In the wake of BJP biggies like Amit Shah and Nirmala Seetharaman making statements that the state resolutions against bills don’t hold any legal significance, Rajasthan stood as the third state to stand against the controversial bill.
#Rajasthan Assembly has passed a resolution today against the #CAA and we have urged the Central govt to repeal the law as it discriminates against people on religious grounds, which violates the provisions of our Constitution.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) January 25, 2020
Stating CAA to be the first bill in the history that has been enacted which discriminates people on religious grounds, the resolution urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to reconsider the bill. It is to the known knowledge that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has been voicing against the central government’s decision. On the other hand, the West Bengal government has already that they would soon pass the resolution against the bill.