CAA delayed by coronavirus to be implemented soon : BJP chief JP Nadda

CAA delayed by coronavirus to be implemented soon :  BJP chief JP Nadda

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda said Monday that the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the law will be implemented soon. JP Nadda said the party is committed to the execution of the CAA.

Addressing party workers at a meeting in West Bengal, JP Nadda said, "As far as the CAA is concerned, it has already been passed in parliament. All of you will get the benefits of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. We are committed to it," adding that its implementation got delayed due to the coronavirus.

The coronavirus situation, JP Nadda said, is improving and the "work has started". JP Nadda also said the rules are being framed and the CAA will be implemented across the country, soon.

While addressing party workers in West Bengal, JP Nadda said the coronavirus situation is slowly improving and the word to implement the CAA has started. Rules, Nadda said, are being framed.

"Due to the coronavirus pandemic, its implementation got delayed. But as the situation is slowly improving, the work has started. The rules are now being framed and CAA will be implemented very soon. Under this act all the eligible people will definitely get Indian citizenship," JP Nadda was quoted as saying by PTI.

Indicating that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act would be a major poll plank of the BJP in the assembly polls, JP Nadda said the party is committed to its implementation, PTI reported.