Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from West Bengal Suvendu Adhikari said yesterday that he met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and urged him to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at the earliest. He also told the reporters that shah had assured him that the rules of the Act will be framed as soon as the Centre’s Covid-19 precautionary dose activity ends.
Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed by the Parliament in December 2019, but the framing of rules and its implementation was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This act seeks to grant citizenship to persecuted minorities of neighbouring countries, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, who had come to India by December 31, 2014.
Furthermore, Adhikari said he had also given a list of 100 leaders allegedly involved in the teachers’ recruitment scam. Adhikari has said that this scam has ruined the careers of nearly 80-90 lakh teacher job aspirants.
Recently, Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested former Bengal Minister, Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Chatterjee in relation to the scam. Calcutta High Court has directed the CBI to investigate alleged irregularities in the recruitment of Group C & D staff and teachers in government and aided schools. During the investigation, the authorities found Rs20 crore of unaccounted cash and other valuables from Chatterjee’s residence.