Breaking | Citizenship Amendment Bill likely to be introduced in next session of Parliament

Delhi Bureau

New Delhi/Guwahati, December 27: The much talked about Citizenship Amendment Bill is likely to be introduced in the next session of the Parliament.

According to highly placed sources, the vacant position of the Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee instituted for Citizenship Amendment Bill is going to be filled very soon.

The situation had gone vacant after former Chairman Satyapal Singh was appointed as a Minister in PM Modi’s cabinet.

Sources informed that BJP MP Ramen Deka who is also a member of the Committee was offered the Chairmanship. The same source added that Deka refused to take the position.

The source concluded by saying that BJP National Vice President, Vinay Sahasrabuddhi may be appointed as the next Chairman.

Meanwhile, a delegation of BJP leaders led by former MP Kabindra Purakayastha is meeting various leaders including Central Ministers. After meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the delegation met Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Reportedly, both the senior ministers assured the delegation of bringing the Bill to the Parliament, a member of the delegation said.

However, the indirect intervention of Assam Chief Minister to delay the bill, to lapse it, is baseless, said the source.

Edited by: Arnab Jyoti Das