Mayawati Suspends BSP MLA Ramabai For Supporting CAA

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BSP chief Mayawati said that the party has suspended MLA Ramabai for showing support to the controversial CAA law. The party strictly opposes CAA and NRC

Written By Gloria Methri | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said that the party has suspended MLA Ramabai for showing support to the controversial CAA law. In her tweet, the BSP supremo said that strict action is taken against anyone who tries to "break the party". BSP MLA Ramabai had shown support for CAA and hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for amending the law.

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Mayawati's tweet translates to, "The BSP is a disciplined party and immediate action is taken against the MP / MLA of the party for trying to break it. In the same order, BSP MLA Ramabai Parihar from Patheria in MP has been suspended from the party for supporting CAA. He is also banned from participating in the party program."

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In a subsequent tweet, she added, "While the BSP was the first to oppose the CAA, calling it divisive and unconstitutional, it also voted against it in Parliament and gave a memorandum to the President about its withdrawal. Nonetheless, MLA Parihar supported CAA. In the past also, he has been warned to walk on the party line several times."

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Ramabai supports CAA

MLA Ramabai faced suspension from the BSP party for supporting the CAA law. While speaking to the media Ramabai, had said that the act brings relief to Indians facing persecution and injustice in neighbouring countries. Hailing the decision of the Prime Minister, she thanked PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for introducing the act. 

BSP against CAA

The Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati had called the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) unconstitutional and discriminatory to a section of society. Slamming the Central government, Mayawati said that the government should not take revenge from Indian Muslims for the persecution of Hindus in Pakistan. She had also mentioned that her party is against the Act and will raise the issue in Uttar Pradesh's assembly. Mayawati also likened the attitude of the present BJP government with that of the Congress during Emergency.

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