In the wake of as many as five states denying implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Ministry of Home Affairs said the states hold no power to deny the Central law. Asserting the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution that deals with the Union List of Citizenship legalisation, MHA said the states should adhere the Centre enacted law.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla forwarded Bhopal MP and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Thakur’s complaint of breach of privilege against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to the privileges committee of the house yesterday. After Pragya’s reference to Godse last month, Gandhi had called her a terrorist. This is what made her file a privilege motion against him.
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra moved a petition in the SC challenging the Constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act. The SC, however, dismissed her request for an early hearing. The IUML also filed a similar petition in the SC. Ever since the CAB got the Parliament nod northeastern states were ripped by violent protests.
Exit polls in Britain show that the Conservative Party of Prime Minister Boris Johnson is likely to win. The Tories are likely to get 368 MPs, which is 50 more than the 2017 election. Labour would get 191, the Liberal Democrats 13, the Brexit Party none and the SNP 55. The Tories have won 3 Leave-voting former Labour strongholds in the north of England.
As protests intensified in Assam against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which the Rajya Sabha passed yesterday, three ruling BJP MPs from the state expressed concern at the tense situation and said that people are confused over the Bill. They stressed that this is not the way to protest. The issue was in how it was being presented to the people.
Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi hit back at Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Fadnavis, saying “compulsive lying is a bigger disease” than hypocrisy and wished she would get well soon. Sharing a paper cutting, Amrita slammed Shiv Sena for permitting to cut trees to build Thackeray memorial. In the post, Amrita called Sena Hypocrite party and a disease.