GFP wants debate on CAA in upcoming Assembly session

GOMANTAK TIMES
Monday, 27 January 2020

GFP president Vijai Sardesai said, “The conspiracy of CAA is like, if you could say that demonetisation finished off the Indian economy, then CAA is like decitizenisation which will finish the country. And which will keep the country burning.”

Panaji: Goa Forward Party (GFP) on Saturday said that they will ask for a debate on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the upcoming session of the State Legislative Assembly. The five-day budget session of the State Legislative Assembly is scheduled to be held from February 3 onwards.
Speaking to media persons, GFP president Vijai Sardesai said, “The conspiracy of CAA is like, if you could say that demonetisation finished off the Indian economy, then CAA is like decitizenisation which will finish the country. And which will keep the country burning.”
“When influx becomes an issue in Goa, the State government remains mum on the issue. The 15th Finance Commission has pointed that influx is an issue. On the contrary, the State government says that it is ready for a debate on CAA. When the person who heads the government says he is ready for a debate on CAA, then I think we should have a debate on CAA,” said Sardesai.
Stating that the budget session of the Assembly is coming up, he said, “We will move in the session to have a debate on CAA and I think the government will give us that debate because he (CM) himself had said he wants a debate. What better forum than the legislative assembly to have a debate which is televised where people's representatives can express.”
He was speaking to media persons after welcoming Jagdish Bhobe into the GFP. Bhobe had contested 2017 Assembly elections from St Andre constituency on Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) ticket.
“He (Bhobe) has said that he has done a mistake. To err is human. I have also done a mistake. Supporting the present chief mnister was our biggest mistake and we have also apologised to people for it,” said Sardesai.
When questioned about Lokayukta’s report on mining, he said, “Based on Lokayukta Justice Hegde’s report, B S Yeddyurappa, who opened the doors for BJP in South India, was asked to resign. The same BJP has become a different party. It is no longer a party with a difference where they are saying that Lokayukta’s report is only a recommendation. They think they can do anything as they have 27 MLAs.”
When asked if FIR needs to be registered based on Lokayukta report into the second renewal of 88 mining leases, he said, “Definitely it should be done".
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