Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, on Sunday, when asked about States rejecting CAA, said that Sibal has tweeted about it and I have "nothing to more to say". He also added that every Indian had the right to challenge the CItizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in the Supreme Court. This comment from the Rajya Sabha MP comes after Kapil Sibal tweeted that no State had the option to not implement CAA.
Responding to Kapil Sibal's tweet, Singhvi said, "He has tweeted and so there is nothing more for me to say. Citizenship should be given to all, not just to one party (religion). Everyone has a right to challenge this at the Supreme Court. Congress always wanted to grant citizenship to Hindus and all the other religions, but never it has excluded anyone for this."
Kapil Sibal, while speaking on the third day of the Kerala Literature Festival (KLF), said, “If the CAA is passed, no State can say ‘I will not implement it’. It is not possible and is unconstitutional. You can oppose it; you can pass a resolution in the Assembly and ask the central government to withdraw it. But constitutionally saying, that I won’t implement it is going to be problematic and going to create more difficulties.” He also tweeted about it on Sunday morning.
I believe the CAA is unconstitutional— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) January 19, 2020
Every State Assembly has the constitutional right to pass a resolution and seek it’s withdrawal
When and if the law is declared to be constitutional by the Supreme Court then it will be problematic to oppose it
The fight must go on !
The Kerala government earlier this week moved the Supreme Court against the CAA, seeking to declare it “violative of the principles of equality, freedom and secularism enshrined in the Constitution”. It was the first State government to challenge the Act and the Kerala Assembly was the first to pass a resolution against the law. Following in the southern State’s footsteps, the Punjab Assembly on Friday passed a resolution demanding to scrap the contentious law. Several state governments including Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra have voiced their disagreement with the CAA as well as National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR).