Citizenship Bill: Four MPs To Remain Absent In Rajya Sabha, Says Biswajit Daimary

BPF leader and Rajya Sabha MP from Assam Biswajit Daimary speaking to media persons in New Delhi on February 11, 2019
BPF leader and Rajya Sabha MP from Assam Biswajit Daimary speaking to media persons in New Delhi on February 11, 2019. Photo: TIME8
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New Delhi, February 11, 2019

Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) leader and Rajya Sabha MP from Assam Biswajit Daimary on February 11th, 2019 told the media persons that as many as four MPs will remain absent on medical grounds on the remaining days of the session of the Upper House – Rajya Sabha. It may be mentioned that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is likely to be tabled on February 12th, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha.

“I cannot figure out how many members have been granted leave on medical grounds by the house. I heard that three or four MPs are going on leave,” Daimary said.

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It may be mentioned that the opposition including the Congress and other political parties in the Rajya Sabha have opposed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led centre’s attempt to bring in illegal migrants by implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Meanwhile, a delegation of the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO), an umbrella body of the students’ bodies of the Northeastern states, the congregation of 70 organisations spearheaded by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and another delegation of the regional political parties of the Northeastern states had called on the Union  Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and leaders of various political parties over the bill issue and urged support in scrapping the bill for the greater cause of the indigenous people of the Northeast region.