05 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: The BJP should have carried out the awareness campaign on Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 much earlier, said BJD MP Pinaki Mishra on Sunday in reaction to the saffron party's 'Jan Jagran Abhiyan' on CAA.
The nationwide 'Jan Jagran Abhiyan' was launched by the BJP today to make people aware of the amended Citizenship Act as anti-CAA demonstrations are being carried out across the country. However, Mishra said the problem has emerged as the saffron party went ahead with CAA without conducting awareness campaigns.
The MP also clarified that though the BJD supported CAA in the House, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has categorically made it clear that NRC is not acceptable in Odisha. "The important issue is NRC and we believe there is no danger for Indian citizens from CAA. NRC is the problem and the Chief Minister has made his position clear,” he added.