Saswat Singhdeo

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Congress party will launch a state-wide campaign against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), informed Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee(OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik.

The OPCC chief informed that different programmes will be organised similar to 'Bharat Bachao' rally held in Delhi recently. The agitation will be launched after December 28 which is observed as Foundation Day of the Congress party.

"At a time when the current economical and political situation in the country is in a shambles, the Citizenship Amendment Act will bring more trouble for everyone. It is not right to neglect one particular community. We will launch protests again the CAA after December 28," said Patnaik.

Raising objection on the CAA, the OPCC chief slammed the Centre and the BJD for extending support for the bill.

No comments could be obtained from BJP and BJD on the matter.