‘Citizenship is subject of Centre, not State’

Udaipur: Contradicting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Assembly Speaker, CP Joshi has said that the Government of India has passed the Citizenship Amendment Act and State government has to implement it as under the Constitution, citizenship is a subject of the Centre, not of the State.

“Under the Constitution, citizenship is a subject of the Centre and not of the State,” said Joshi at the annual award distribution ceremony of Mira Girls College in Udaipur.

“State governments can make laws only on the subjects of the concurrent list like the Center made the law under the Motor Vehicle Act. The region of the state will not implement it, but the law is that if the central government has made a law in the corporate subject, no state can make a law against it,” he added.

CM Ashok Gehlot has repeatedly declared that CAA and NRC will not be implemented in the State.

Poonia hails Joshi’s remark

Sikar: State BJP president Satish Poonia on Sunday thanked Assembly Speaker Dr CP Joshi for saying that the Government has passed Citizenship Amendment Act and the state government has to implement it as under the Constitution, citizenship is a subject of the Centre, and not of the state.

Poonia said: “I welcome and congratulate CP Joshiji that he has supported the CAA. Before him, many Congress leaders like Shashi Tharoor, Jairam Ramesh, Salman Khurshid, and Kapil Sibal have also said that the Citizenship Amendment Act will have to be implemented.”

“The CAA is revolutionary as it opens the doors of getting nationality status for the people who want to live with dignity and respect. Everyone has supported it including intellectuals, nationalists and world leaders. There is no further scope of debate on it,” he said.

BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya tweeted, “CP Joshi joins long list of Congress leaders who have voiced support for the CAA in a sharp departure from the position held by the Gandhis. Does this point to growing disenchantment with the Gandhi brand of politics within the Congress? When will they grow a spine to snap.”