Demanding the BJP-led central government to scrap the most-controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Kerala Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution in the one-day special session. With the support of the opposition Congress-led UDF, the house adopted the resolution moved by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. In his presentation during the session, Vijayan claimed that CAA which welcomed countrywide outrage was against the secular outlook of the country and would lead to religion-based discrimination in granting citizenship.
As expected, O Rajagopal, the only BJP leader in the Assembly, objected to the resolution stating that he would respect the decision of both Houses of the Parliament. On this note, Vijayan also ensured the Assembly that there won’t be any detention centres in the southern state. This action comes close on the heels of Prime Minister and BJP supremo Modi’s invitation on social media to the citizen to support the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). With the bold move taken by the Kerala assembly, it has now become the first state to pass a resolution against the bill which was cleared by both Houses of Parliament.