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“Not aware of parents birthplace, will go to detention centre”: Ashok Gehlot

He termed the CAA against the spirit of the Constitution, Gehlot said the NDA government should withdraw it so that peace and harmony can be maintained

Jaipur: Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot on Friday demanded that the Centre should withdraw the amended Citizenship Act, which has triggered a spate of protests across India, to maintain peace and harmony.

He termed the CAA against the spirit of the Constitution, Gehlot said the NDA government should withdraw it so that peace and harmony can be maintained. He said this at Shahid Smarak in Jaipur where people are holding sit-in protests against the CAA.

Gehlot has assured the protesters that the law would not be implemented in Rajasthan, he said I would be the first one to go to a detention centre if the need arises.

The Rajasthan CM said that information on birthplace of parents was being sought for NPR.

Gehlot said “If at all I am not able to furnish the details, I too would be asked to live in a detention centre. I assure you if such a situation comes then I would be the first to go there. I am not aware of the birthplace of my parents”.

He said that the BJP government in Assam has refused to implement NRC.

“It is the right of a government to make a law but a government should rule accordingly the sentiments of the people. Like Delhi’s Shaheen bagh, protests are being held at many places across India including Rajasthan. The government should understand public sentiments,” he said.

Gehlot said many chief ministers were against the CAA. “We want the Central government to reconsider its decision,”.

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