Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
News18 » India
1-min read

Piyush Goyal Slams Telangana Govt's Move to Pass Anti-CAA Resolution, Says Issue Should Not Be Politicised

The attack comes a day after the state cabinet headed by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao decided to pass a resolution in the assembly against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

PTI

Updated:February 18, 2020, 5:44 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Piyush Goyal Slams Telangana Govt's Move to Pass Anti-CAA Resolution, Says Issue Should Not Be Politicised
File photo of Union Minister Piyush Goyal.

Hyderabad: Slamming the move to adopt an anti-CAA resolution in the Telangana Assmebly, Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the issue should not be politicised on "petty political grounds" and asked the state government to drop it. The attack comes a day after the state cabinet headed by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao decided to pass a resolution in the assembly against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), urging the Centre to repeal last year's changes in the law.

"...in a federal structure, the states have to implement the national laws and I would urge the the government of Telangana not to politicise this issue on petty political or appeasement grounds," the Railway Minister told reporters here. He said that the state government should withdraw its decision to table the resolution.

The Union Minister said he felt happy when Telangana Minister K T Rama Rao, son of Chandrasekhar Rao, recently spoke at an event in Delhi about the Centre and the state working together. "But, here, a baseless proposal was passed in the Cabinet on February 16. I would like the state government to withdraw it," he said.

The Cabinet meet felt that the CAA would lead to discrimination on the basis of religion in grant of citizenship and jeopardise secularism envisaged in the Constitution. Earlier, Goyal launched various development initiatives at the Secunderabad railway station here.

Support the daily wage earners who have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to contribute to the cause. #IndiaGives

The daily News18 Coronavirus COVID-19 newsletter - Get your copy here.

Subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube

Read full article

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results

India

  • Active Cases

    3,219

     
  • Total Confirmed

    3,577

     
  • Cured/Discharged

    274

     
  • Total DEATHS

    83

     
Data Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
Updated: April 05 (06:00 PM)
Hospitals & Testing centres

World

  • Active Cases

    928,623

     
  • Total Confirmed

    1,254,023

     
  • Cured/Discharged

    257,224

     
  • Total DEATHS

    68,176

     
Data Source: Johns Hopkins University, U.S. (www.jhu.edu)
Hospitals & Testing centres