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Goa BJP ally quits from govt body over CAA, NRC

While resigning from her post, Sayed said the CAA and NRC were aimed at dividing India

Wednesday January 15, 2020 3:57 PM, IANS

Goa News Today

[Protests against CAA, NRC and NPR are being held across India.]

Panaji: Vice Chairperson of the Goa government's State Minorities Finance and Development Corporation and President of the women's wing of the Goa Forward party, Asma Sayed, on Wednesday, resigned from the post as a mark of protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

While resigning from her post, Sayed said the CAA and NRC were aimed at dividing India. Goa Forward is a member of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Sayed was appointed as a vice chairperson of the newly formed corporation aimed at facilitating loans and assistance to members of the minority communities in Goa in 2018, sometime after the formation of the BJP-led coalition government, which was supported by the Goa Forward party.

"I have resigned as a mark of protest against the CAA and the NRC, which are aimed at dividing the country. Both the laws are unfair and discriminatory and against the country's Constitution," Sayed told IANS on Wednesday.

Incidentally, Goa Forward, the party which Sayed represents, is no longer a member of the ruling coalition, but according to its president Vijay Sardesai the regional party continues to be a part of the BJP-led NDA network.

Sardesai was sacked as Deputy Chief Minister from the Pramod Sawant-led cabinet last year, following which the Goa Forward party, which has three MLAs, withdrew support to the ruling BJP-led coalition government.

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