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Hyderabad: Will quit if CAA strips citizenship of any Muslim, asserts Raja Singh

Hyderabad: Will quit if CAA strips citizenship of any Muslim, asserts Raja Singh
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Protesting against the resolution brought by the government against CAA, NPR and NRC, BJP MLA T Raja Singh on Monday said that he would resign from the Telangana Assembly if the Act takes away citizenship of any Indian citizen.

Hyderabad: Protesting against the resolution brought by the government against CAA, NPR and NRC, BJP MLA T Raja Singh on Monday said that he would resign from the Telangana Assembly if the Act takes away citizenship of any Indian citizen.

The BJP MLA tore the copy of resolution in the House and came down to the podium of the Speaker and raised slogans against the government accusing it of deceiving the people of the State.

"If the Act takes away citizenship of any one Muslim or any other citizen, I will resign from the Assembly and go away. There was no need for such politics in this Act. There is no need to deceive people and terrorise the Muslims in the name of CAA," said Raja Singh.

The BJP MLA said that the Act was brought to give citizenship to the religious minorities of the countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. He explained how the population of Hindu minorities decreased in these three countries by giving comparative figures of 1947 and 2011.

He said that 25,447 Hindus, 5,087 Sikhs, 55 Christians and two Parsis have come to India as refugees. The Act is providing citizenship to these refugees.

The BJP MLA said that government was deceiving the people on the CAA. The Legislative Affairs Minister V Prashanth Reddy said that the word 'Dhoka' was an unparliamentary word and wanted the Speaker to expunge this word.

While the BJP MLA wanted to speak further, the Speaker asked other member to speak. Raja Singh tore the copy and came near podium raising slogans asking not to deceive people.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said that this (protest) would continue, the house should pass the resolution. The Speaker passed the resolution with voice vote and adjourned the House.

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