Maharashtra BJP suspends Selu Municipal Council's Vinod Borade and Palam Municipal Council's Balasaheb Rokade for anti-CAA stand

BJP state president Chandrakant Patil has stated in the letters that both the party workers showed indiscipline by voting against CAA

Press Trust of India March 04, 2020 11:38:02 IST
Maharashtra BJP suspends Selu Municipal Council's Vinod Borade and Palam Municipal Council's Balasaheb Rokade for anti-CAA stand
  • Maharashtra BJP has suspended the chairperson of a party-ruled municipal council and deputy head of another local body over anti-CAA stand

  • BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhye posted the suspension letters on his Twitter handle on Wednesday

  • BJP state president Chandrakant Patil has stated in the letters that both the party workers showed indiscipline by voting against CAA

Mumbai: The Maharashtra BJP has suspended the chairperson of a party-ruled municipal council and deputy head of another local body which recently passed resolutions against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhye posted the suspension letters on his Twitter handle on Wednesday.

Maharashtra BJP suspends Selu Municipal Councils Vinod Borade and Palam Municipal Councils Balasaheb Rokade for antiCAA stand

File image of anti-CAA protest. New Citizenship law triggered protests in many parts of the country since it was passed. PTI

As per the letters, issued on Tuesday, the Parbhani-based Selu Municipal Council's chairperson Vinod Borade and Palam Municipal Council's deputy chairperson Balasaheb Rokade have been suspended by the party.

BJP state president Chandrakant Patil has stated in the letters that both the party workers showed indiscipline by voting against the CAA, hence they have been suspended from the party.

The letters did not specify the period of suspension. The Selu Municipal Council is ruled by the BJP.

The CAA, which was passed by Parliament in December last year, grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who had settled in India before 31 December, 2014.

The new Citizenship law triggered protests in many parts of the country since then despite the repeated claims made by the ruling BJP that it will not take away anybody's citizenship.

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