NEW DELHI — The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government of Delhi will hold a special session of the state Assembly on Friday to discuss NRC and the COVID-19 situation, an official of Delhi government said.
The Delhi Cabinet took the decision on Wednesday in a meeting headed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, reports IANS.
“A special session of the Assembly has been called on March 13 over the NRC issue. Coronavirus will also be discussed in the special session,” an official told IANS.
While the decision on the Budget session is yet to be finalised, it is likely to take place around March 25, the official added.
Though Delhi has been the centre of anti-CAA, NRC and NPR protests from the very beginning where women from all walks of life belonging not only to Muslim community have been holding 24-hour sit-ins, AAP kept itself aloof and did not clarify its stand on NRC except one statement by Dy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in favour of women’s protest.
Shaheen Bagh protest led by women only which has entered into its third month now has drawn the attention of international media and has inspired many such protests by women in not only India but on foreign soils also.
The silence of Delhi government led by Arvind Kejriwal on the issue remained a mystery particularly in the wake of opposition to NRC by other state governments like, Punjab, Kerala and West Bengal and others.