THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : In Centre’s latest flip-flop over controversial NRC and NPR, the Union Minister Ravishankar said it would not be possible to spell links between the two now. He was speaking at a press conference held in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.
Referring to the widespread argument, Ravishankar said that, describing Citizenship Amendment Act as anti-constitutional is not true. However, the Centre shall hold discussions with state governments, before carrying out National Register of Citizens(NRC) surveys throughout the country, he added.
The Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA) does not affect citizens of the country, the minister said. Referring to the advantage enjoyed by Hindu and other select minorities in context, the minister said, “Thousands of Tamils from Sri Lanka were granted citizenship by Rajeev Gandhi and Indira Gandhi had conferred citizenship to thousands of Hindus from Uganda.”
Kerala reserves the right to pass ordinance against CAA, however, the Chief Minister should at first examine the law, Ravishankar told at the conference.