Citizenship Bill: NE Delegation Likely To Meet PM Modi Today

A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Guwahati, February 1, 2019

A delegation of 10 political parties including the BJP allies from the Northeast (NE) region flew to New Delhi on January 31st, 2019. The delegation is likely to call upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 1st, 2019 over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

It may be mentioned that Assam including the other Northeast states is on the boil over the Citizenship Bill. The Bill was passed at the Lok Sabha during the winter session of the parliament, the Bill was however stalled at the Rajya Rabha witnessing opposition from the Congress and other political parties.

On January 29th, 2019, a total of ten political parties of the Northeast including the Janata Dal (United) convened a meeting in Guwahati to clarify their stand on the Citizenship Amendment Bill and also to appeal to the Central government to scrap the legislation.

The parties from seven states excluding Sikkim participated in a two-day convention and unanimously decided to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill.