BHOPAL: Going against the Bahrtiya Janata party’s official line, another leader in Madhya Pradesh has opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Ajit Premchandra Borasi, who unsuccessfully contested 2018 election, posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday that the newly enacted legislation was not against just Muslims but will harm everyone including SCs, STs and OBCs.
“Not just Muslims . The CAA-NRC will be a blow to SCs, STs and OBCs everyone. Read it once and you will understand.”
Interestingly, the same BJP leader had reportedly asserted about backing the contentious legislation.
The opposition BJP in the state has staged several demonstrations in favour of CAA in the last few weeks but the dissenting voices within the BJP rising as the protests continue across the country.
Earlier, BJP MLA from Maihar Narayan Tripathi and Chandra Kumar Bose had criticised the government against the divisive Citizenship Amendment Act, saying the law is creating a “civil war-like situation in every street.”
On Wednesday Madhya Pradesh became the fifth state after Punjab, Kerala, Rajasthan and West Bengal to officially reject the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Excluding Muslims, the CAA seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh on or before December 31, 2014.