The BJD, which supported the passing of CAA in Parliament, too, said the Union Minister need not have to convince the people to support CAA. “People of Odisha are well aware of the stand on CAA taken by the Centre and the state government. In my opinion, the time to convince the people about this Act is already over. It would have been better had the Centre convinced the people about the Act before amending it so that there would not have been violence across the country as we are witnessing now,” BJD spokesperson Pratap Deb said.
Reacting to the statements of the Congress, BJP state general secretary Prithwiraj Harichandan said the Congress is inciting and perpetrating violence across the country with the support of the communist parties. “The manner in which they are creating lawlessness across the country, they will lose their entity as the people will reject them,” he added.