CITIZENSHIP of NISHIT Pramanik, newly appointed Minister of State for Home Affairs and Sports, was raised by the TMC and Congress in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, July 19, 2021. They claimed since the youngest minister in the Council of Ministers elected to the Lok Sabha from North Bengal is from Bangladesh, his appointment is in violation of the Constitution Bharatiya Janata Party’s general secretary Sayantan Basu claimed Nishith Pramanik is an Indian citizen. His family came to India as a refugee from Bangladesh like millions of other people. The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has been passed by two Houses of Parliament and given approval by the President of India and gazetted. It has not been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of India where its constitutionality is challenged. It offers citizenship to refugees from Bangladesh. Why are these questions being raised Basu said?
Deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh repeatedly negated raising such issues under the points of order. Points of order are raised to enforce rules of procedures or such articles in the constitution to regulate the business of the House.“A minister of the state of home affairs is reportedly a Bangladeshi,” said Trinamool Congress leader Sukhendu Shekhar Roy. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge also tried to raise the issue finally resulting in another adjournment of the House till 3 pm. This was the third time that Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Monday when the Monsoon Session commenced. As per his official website, Pramanik was born on 17 January 1986 to Bidhu Bhushan Pramanik and Chhanda Pramanik in Dinhata, Cooch Behar district in West Bengal. He has a Bachelor of Computer Applications (B.C.A.) degree and Assistant teacher of Pry. School. He is married to Priyanka Pramanik with whom he has two sons. He migrated to BJP from Trinamool Congress.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President Ripen Bora had some days ago urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inquire into the MOS’s nationality. Edited by @chakravartpk