Kolkata, Jan 27, 2020: West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday tabled a resolution in the state assembly against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
The resolution was moved by Bengal Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee at a special session of the House.
"We were the first Assembly to discuss the matter in September 2019. We passed a resolution against the NRC (National Register of Citizens)," said TMC president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the assembly. "An atmosphere of intolerance and hatred has swept across the country. We cannot support those who aim to divide India."
The resolution was supported by Left and the Congress members.
On January 20, Banerjee had announced that an anti-CAA resolution will be passed in the state assembly.