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Ashok Gehlot says no to amended citizenship law, NRC in Rajasthan

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said on Sunday that the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens would not be implemented in his state.

Published: 23rd December 2019 09:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd December 2019 09:10 AM   |  A+A-

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot waves to the people as he leads a ‘Save the Constitution’ peace march in Jaipur on Sunday

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot waves to the people as he leads a ‘Save the Constitution’ peace march in Jaipur on Sunday | CMO TWITTER HANDLE

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JAIPUR: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said on Sunday that the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens would not be implemented in his state.

Gehlot thus joined the likes of Mamata Banerjee and BJP allies Nitish Kumar and Naveen Patnaik, who are among those to have rejected the laws. Gehlot’s unequivocal ‘no’ to the two contentious laws have come for the first time  but in sync with his Congress counterpart in Punjab, Amarinder Singh, though states like Kamal Nath-led Madhya Pradesh and Bhupinder Singh Baghel-led Chhattisgarh have made it clear, that they would go by the Congress High Command  order.

Gehlot’s remarks came on a day when he lead a ‘Save the Constitution’ peace march in Jaipur.  Describing the CAA as ‘divisive,’ Gehlot demanded its immediate withdrawal, while urging PM Narendra Modi  to abide by the Constitution.

ALSO READ: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot leads march against CAA, NRC in Jaipur, three lakh people join him

Earlier, Gehlot had termed the CAA ‘impractical’ but had not commented whether it would be implemented in Rajasthan, or not.

“I have said it with an open heart that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) & National Register of Citizens (NRC) are not going to be implemented in Rajasthan. Modi ji you should listen, 8- 9 states have said it. Even your partners Bihar CM & Odisha CM, who supported you in Parliament are saying they won’t implement NRC. You should understand public sentiment and announce neither NRC in its current form, nor that CAA will be implemented,” Gehlot said.

ALSO READ | No discussion at present on all-India NRC: Modi

Under strict watch
The peace march began from Albert Hall and made its way to Gandhi Circle amidst tight security of 75,000 police personnel and CCTV cameras.

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