Kerala CM Pinarai Vijayan writes to Mamata Banerjee
KOLKATA: Kerala Prime Minister Pinarai Vijayan asked the Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee take a resolution like the one taken at the Kerala assembly asking the center to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Law. The Kerala Prime Minister sent similar letters to 11 other main ministers and appealed to fight strongly against the center on the issue of NRC and CAA.
In a letter dated January 3, the Prime Minister of Kerala wrote: “Apprehensions have arisen between large sectors of our society as a result of the Citizenship Amendment Act of 2019. The need for time is unity among all Indians. who want to protect and preserve our loved ones. values of democracy and secularism.
“People from various transversal sectors of society, regardless of any differences they may have, remain united to preserve the basic principles of our system of government that form the cornerstone of Indian democracy. Kerala has decided to address fears about NRC and that NPR preparation will lead to NRC by suspending all NPR-related activities in the state, Kerala's chief minister wrote.
Vijayan, in his letter, also drew attention to the resolution adopted by the Kerala Assembly asking the Center to repeal the CAA and said that this should also be replicated in other states to serve as a revelation to the CAA proponents and the NRC The letter is written for 11 main ministers, including the prime minister of Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
It is worth mentioning that the NPR preparation process has already stopped in West Bengal. Although the government gave no specific reason behind the arrest of the NPR role, it is anticipated that the state wants the main step of protesting against the center on the NRC issue.
It should also be mentioned that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been fighting tooth and anil against implementing NRC and CAA in the state. She has announced that CAA will not be implemented in West Bengal. Similarly Punjab’s Captain Amarinder Singh Uddhav Thackeray of Maharashtra has also said that they will not implement CAA in their states.
Earlier this week, NCP chief Sharad Pawar extended his support to Banerjee. In the letter, Pawar said he promised to stand in solidarity with all leaders and like-minded parties to protest against the implementation of the CAA and the NRC nationwide.