Citizenship (Amendment) Bill | People will throw BJP out of power in Assam: Akhil Gogoi

Guwahati, September 14: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and Assam Yuva Chattra Parishad (AYCP) on Friday staged protest against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

The KMSS and AYCP supporters also chanted slogans demanding resignation of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Led by Akhil Gogoi, the KMSS and AYCP supporters, took out a rally to the Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner’s office from the Lakhidhar Bora Kshetra here.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in the Lok Sabha to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955. The Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship.

“If the Centre doesn’t withdraw the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the people of Assam will throw out the Bharatiya Janata Party out of power in the state,” he said.

He added, “We will not allow any Bangladeshi to settle down in Assam. If required, the people of Assam will launch a bigger protest against the government.”

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Gogoi also lashed out at Sonowal, All Assam Students’ Union and BJP alliance Asom Gana Parishad on their “silence” despite BJP president Amit Shah’s open support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
BJP president Shah, during the party’s National Executive meeting at New Delhi, had said that it supports the Centre’s Citizenship Bill.