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CAA will be implemented soon, got delayed due to COVID-19: BJP chief JP Nadda

BJP national president JP Nadda on Monday said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be implemented soon. The execution got delayed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Nadda explained.

"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, implementation of CAA got delayed. But as the situation is slowing improving, work has started and rules are now being framed. It (CAA) will be implemented very soon," PTI quoted Nadda as saying.

"All of you will get the benefits of the CAA. It has been passed in Parliament. We are committed to it," added Nadda.

The BJP national president was speaking at a meeting of social groups of north Bengal, where he accused the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal of indulging in "divide and rule politics" to serve the political interests of her party - the TMC.

Nadda said that only Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the ability to take everyone and grow together. "Modi Ji's policy is inclusive and for everyone's development. On the other hand is Mamata di led government that is working on the idea of divide and rule. The current TMC government in West Bengal has employed a policy of divide-and-rule and only PM Narendra Modi has the ability to take everyone grow together."

Various social groups of the region had requested Nadda to ensure early implementation of CAA as there is a vast population of refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan in north Bengal.

Cornering the West Bengal Chief Minister, Nadda said that she did not allow PM-KISAN Samman Nidhi Yojana in the state, the scheme which he said has benefitted 8.60 crore farmers.

"The Centre government arranged PM-KISAN Samman Nidhi Yojana for 10 crore farmers of which 8.60 crore farmers have already been benefited through it but unfortunately, the Mamata government has not allowed the application of PM-KISAN Samman Nidhi Yojana in West Bengal," Nadda said.

JP Nadda said that the people of West Bengal are fed up with the violence and cut-money culture of the TMC government and therefore, the BJP will form the next government in the 2021 state assembly polls.

"We assure you that if we come to power in Bengal, we will provide the scheme for all farmers in the state," added Nadda.

Earlier today, Nadda offered prayers at Anandamoyee Kalibari Temple in West Bengal's Siliguri. He is on a day-long visit to the state. JP Nadda was accompanied by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on this occasion.

Source : DNA India

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