Imphal, Dec 29
Congress MLA Khumukcham Joykishan today accepted Chief Minister N. Biren Singh’s challenges for debate on CAA and Article 14 of the Indian Constitution.
Chief Minister yesterday challenged for debate with anybody if the CAA had affect the Article 14 of the Indian Constitution while speaking in a pro- CAA public meeting held at Basu Ground, Khangabok in Thoubal district.
Speaking to reporters today afternoon, MLA Khumukcham Joykishan said that he is ready to accept the challenge of the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh over the issue of CAA and Article 14 but said that the appropriate platform for such debate should be State Assembly floor where the representatives of the people debated over issues of the state. He further said that if the Chief Minister felt it inconvenient then the debate should be held in a platform where all the people of the state can present.
“ Paras of the Article 14 do not necessary need to mention the CAA, what concern is the provisions in the CAA that violates the provisions of the Article 14”, Joykishan said replying to the challenge by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh where he asked the people that which provision of the CAA violates the Article 14.
He further said that the government should know that people who are speaking against the policy of the government cannot be suppressed by detaining them under certain charges. The government should respect the right of the people and detention of Political Party’s leader L. Sotinkumar will not be accepted by all.
“We know people of the state are against CAA, if the government want we can take a referendum of the people on CAA”, Joykishan said.
In connection with yesterday’s pro-CAA rally at Thoubal district, Joykishan said that we can see the number of people supporting CAA and opposing CAA.
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