New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh slammed the BJP-led Central government over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA )and said that it “fails the test of the Constitution” and “can easily be misused for infiltrating into the country”.
In his Tweet on Twitter, Singh targeted Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and asserted that the Centre must pay attention to the issues raised by the state governments, as they also ‘represent the voice of people’.
“As the leader of the state, I took my oath under the Constitution Ravi Shankar Prasad Ji. I’m neither naive nor misguided and it’s my duty to represent the voice of my people and Centre must pay heed to same. As the law minister, you’d know that CAA fails the test of the Constitution,” the Chief Minister tweeted.
This comes as the newly amended citizenship law faces major opposition from political parties and protests across the country with several state government even refusing to implement the law in their respective states.
“I am seriously concerned that CAA can be easily misused for infiltrating into the country, particularly in border states like Punjab. It’s a potential threat to national security Ravi Shankar Prasad Ji. Does the BJP4-led central government even know what it’s doing?” he added.