He will not inform Kiran Bedi in advance about the proposed anti-CAA resolution: Narayanasamy

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister V Narayanasamy said Monday that his government will not inform the Vice Governor Kiran Bedi beforehand on the proposed anti-CAA resolution to be adopted at the next session of the legislative assembly.

Speaking to PTI by phone, he said the resolution will be adopted at the assembly session that is scheduled to begin on February 12.

Puducherry, governed by Congress, would be the fifth dispensation to adopt the course after the assemblies of West Bengal, Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan passed resolutions against the Citizenship Amendment Act ().

When asked if LG would be informed in advance about the important resolution, Narayanasamy said: We will not. Why should we inform you in advance? After the resolution is approved, we will send a letter to the governor.

When asked if it was not correct to inform the constitutional head about the important decision, he said: We are ready to face any situation, whatever happens.

The prime minister said that the assembly had the right and privilege to adopt a resolution to protect the interests of the people of the territory of the Union.

The proposed resolution, as directed by the high command of Congress to the states governed by the party, is another way of expressing the opposition of the Pondicherry government to the CAA, the National Registry of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Registry (NPR), he said.

The demonstrations, agitations and a signing campaign have already been carried out in Puducherry with related parties against the legislation, he added.

Narayanasamy described the CAA as poorly conceived and harmful.

In the 30-member Puducherry Assembly, Congress has 15 members and has the support of three DMK members and one Independent. The All India N R Congress has seven members and the AIADMK four.

According to the CAA, members of the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who came to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan until December 31, 2014 to escape religious persecution there will not be treated as immigrants illegal, and they will be given Indian citizenship