KOLKATA: West Bengal‘s ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday tabled a resolution in the state Assembly against the new Citizenship Amendment Act.
The resolution was moved by state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee at a special session of the House.
The Left and Congress members are backing the resolution, though they have expressed their dismay at the state government not allowing them to move a resolution against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) earlier this month.
The BJP is opposing the resolution.
On January 20, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that a resolution against the CAA would be passed in the Assembly.
Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress have been at the forefront of the widespread protests against the legislation in the state, which also saw violence and vandalism after the law was passed last month.
Excluding Muslims, CAA grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.