Bedi sends report to Prez, PM on Pondy’s anti-CAA resolution

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi said on Thursday that she has sent a report to the President and the Prime Minister on the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act resolution adopted by the Congress government in the Assembly despite her missive against it.
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi

New Delhi

Bedi, in a letter to the Puducherry government on Monday, said the Act passed by Parliament is applicable to the Union Territory and “cannot be questioned or deliberated in any manner.”

“I have done my duty of informing the Government of India about the anti-CAA resolution approved by the Puducherry Assembly on February 12. Individual copies of my report have been sent to President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah,” she said. The former IPS officer added that since the resolution was in Tamil, she had sought for official translation in English which too would be forwarded to the Centre.

“It is for the Government of India to decide what sort of action they have to take because the Union Territory was created through an Act of Parliament. The laws of Parliament cannot be violated,” Bedi said.

The Congress-ruled Puducherry on Wednesday became the first union territory in the country to adopt an Assembly resolution against the controversial CAA, saying the law was “totally opposed to the principles of secularism” and demanding its withdrawal.

Bedi in the letter to Chief Minister Narayanasamy asking him not to adopt the resolution as it was “not admissible” and moreover the matter was under adjudication before theSupreme Court.

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