Amit Shah says rules for amended Citizenship law to be framed after COVID-19 Pandemic Ends


New Delhi: Then Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday during a roadshow in Bolpur (West Bengal) said that the rules and regulations for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will be considered or framed after the COVID-19 vaccination starts.

The Home Minister said, “The rules of the CAA are yet to be framed as such a massive process could not be carried out because of coronavirus. As soon as (Covid-19) vaccination starts and coronavirus infection cycle breaks, we will consider it,” as quoted by Hindustan Times.

He further slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her recent attack on BJP chief JP Nadda’s convoy. He said the central government has every right to summon state police officers who are responsible for providing him security for central deputation. Criticizing the Trinamool Congress (TMC), he said to check the rules before pointing fingers at the central government.

During his press conference in Bolpur, Amit Shah said Mamta Banerjee and the TMC put up the “outsider-insider” issue to divert the public from real issues and their failures as a government. He further mentioned that a “son of the soil” would lead WB if the BJP comes to power.

Talking about the summoning of Indian Police Service officers of WB cadre by the Home Ministry, he stated the central government has issued the letter to the WB government as per the law. It is according to the federal structure (of the country). They (TMC government) should first go through the rules and then talk to the centre and the public,” Shah said.

He also criticized the TMC over the attack on JP Nadda’s convoy when he visited the Diamond Harbour on December 10. Amit Shah accused TMC of political violence said corruption in WB is at its peak.

He said, “The BJP condemns it, and I too condemn it. The BJP believes that in a democracy, everyone should have the right to voice their views. And it is the responsibility of the ruling party to ensure that all parties can have their voice heard. The attack on the BJP chief is not only an attack on him. It is an attack on democracy in West Bengal and the Trinamool Congress is completely responsible for this,” reported Hindustan Times.