CAA, NPR and NRC unconstitutional, says oppn; 'Pak must be happy,' replies BJP
NEW DELHI: The opposition parties, led by Congress, passed a resolution against the amended Citizenship Law and the National Population Registry ( NPR ) on Monday, calling them part of an unconstitutional package aimed at the poor and oppressed. In a firm rebuttal, the BJP said that the opposition's resolution against the law must have made Pakistan happy since it was an opportunity to exhibit Islamabad .
In a meeting called by the president of Congress Sonia Gandhi 20 opposition parties deliberated on the current political situation in the country, following widespread protests against the amended Citizenship Law and violence on campus.
The opposition parties said that CAA, NPR and NRC is a package that is unconstitutional, which specifically targets the poor, the downtrodden, the SC/STs and the linguistic and religious minorities.
The NPR is the basis for the NRC. We demand the withdrawal of the CAA and the immediate stoppage of the nationwide NRC/NPR, the opposition resolution said.
Hitting back, Union law minister and BJP leader said that the opposition resolution will make Pakistan very happy since the legislation was a chance to expose Islamabad 's "barbaric treatment" of minorities.
He added that the Opposition ended up unnecessarily attacking the Modi government in the process.
When digging over some parts that skipped the meeting, the Union law minister said the opposition unit was exposed.
Opposition unity stands exposed as major parties like SP, BSP, TMC and AAP kept away (from a meeting convened by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi). The resolution is neither in national interest nor in the interest of security. It is also not in the interest of those minorities who fled neighborhood countries to escape persecution, Prasad told reporters.