In a major development, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday announced that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be approved and implemented before the 2024 Lok Sabha election. The Parliament enacted the measure in December 2019. Speaking at the ET Now-Global Business summit in Delhi, Amit Shah stated: “CAA is an Act of the country, it will be definitely be notified…It will be notified before the polls… There should be no confusion around it."
"CAA was a promise of the Congress government. When the country was divided and the minorities were persecuted in those countries, Congress had assured the refugees that they were welcome in India and they would be provided with Indian citizenship. Now they are backtracking," Shah said.