Hyderabad: Finding fault with Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s decision on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has cautioned the BJP that such practice is not good for India and spoils the federal spirit and secularism pillar of the nation.
“If needed, I will convene a conclave of Chief Ministers from regional parties across India to fight against CAA. The decision of NDA government on CAA is 100 per cent wrong. Further, I would like to tour entire India to fight against CAA decision. The TRS government will pass a resolution opposing CAA in the Assembly in forthcoming session,” said KCR, while addressing the media here on Saturday after the one side victory in the municipal elections in Telangana.
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“Why opposing one religion. Muslim population in India is the largest in the world. In every town, we have large Muslim population in Telangana. We have 10 crore Indian working overseas. About 10 lakh Telanganites are working in Gulf countries. What will be consequences for them, if the Centre is coming out such policies playing with the religious sentiments. BJP is playing religion-based politics, which are outdated. We have to educate people provide good jobs by developing economy. We have to provide better healthcare system for people. That’s the responsibility of any government. Federal system is ideal for India. Political parties with federal spirit will only survive for long. I am sure next government at the Centre will be Federal Front government only,” remarked KCR.
Showing a copy of a report of Union Home Affairs submitted to the Parliament, KCR said that it’s clearly mentioned that NPR is a first step to creation of NRC. How can Union Home Minister Amit Shah says that both are different? The BJP-led NDA government is lacking transparency in its policies and saying something and doing something are not good for the nation,” cautions KCR.