Guwahati, Feb 12 Newly-formed regional political party, Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) has denounced Union Home and senior BJP leader Minister Amit Shah’s statement that the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) would be notified and implemented once the vaccination drive against COVID-19 pandemic was over in the country.
Shah had made the statement while addressing a poll rally in West Bengal on Thursday to drum up support for the saffron party in the poll-bound state.
AJP vice-president Adip Kumar Phukan today condemned the statement by Shah, alleging that it once again brought to the fore the “anti-Assam” stance of the BJP government.
Phukan warned of a massive agitation across Assam if the BJP government took steps to implement CAA in the state.
“If the BJP government applies its political might forcefully to implement the Act, which is not only anti-Constitution but harmful to the secular fabric of the country and goes against equal rights, then the people of Assam will have to oppose the move,” he said.
It may be mentioned that the AJP, floated as a regional political party in September last year, was an outcome of the anti-CAA agitation that gained momentum by the end of the year 2019.
“Our party has already begun preparations to take the fight against CAA to the political arena as welll as to the streets. By such a stance, the BJP government has once again instilled fear and concern among the people of Assam. But we are prepared against any challenge and consequence of any move of the BJP government,” the AJP vice president said.