March 2, 2015
TMC supports Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in LS but slams Centre for Ordinance route
Trinamool MPs today slammed the Centre in Lok Sabha for taking the ordinance route to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015. Although they support the Bill, they reject the approach to the amendment.
“This Government has brought six Ordinances and trying to run the country through an Ordinance Raj” said Saugata Roy in Lok Sabha.
Ratna De Nag also raised a concern about the same issue stating the “specific Amendment is expected to replace in Sec 5 of the Citizenship Act, instead of words ‘has been residing in India for one year’ with ‘is ordinarily resident in India for 12 months’. Likewise overseas citizen of India is substituted with overseas citizen of India card-holder. But I would like to put my objection to the way in which it was brought to the House through Ordinance. I object the Ordinance.”