Guwahati, June 18, 2019
The Central government is not likely to bring the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 at the ongoing Budget session of the Parliament.
The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs issued a notification on June 17th, 2019 where the Bill was not listed for re-introduction. Whereas, several Bills that lapsed during the previous government are being proposed to be re-introduced along with several other ordinances.
It may be mentioned, the contentious Citizenship Bill lapsed in the month of February 2019 in Rajya Sabha when the government faced stern opposition.
But, since then, Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and even Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been saying that the government is committed to re-introducing the Bill to protect Hindus of neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan where they were reportedly facing harassment and religious persecution.
As per a report by The Assam Tribune, the triple talaq, the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the Indian Medical Council Bill, Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, the Special Economic Zones Bill among others have been lined up for re-introduction.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the fourteen MPs from the state of Assam on June 17th, 2019(Monday) took oath at the inaugural session of the 17th Lok Sabha in New Delhi.
Among the 14 MPs, nine are from Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)–Rameswar Teli, Pradan Barua, Pallab Lochan Das, Queen Oja, Dilip Saikia, Kripanath Malla, Tapan Gogoi, Rajdeep Roy, Horen Singh Bey, three from the Congress– Pradyut Bordoloi, Gaurav Gogoi, Abdul Khaleque and one each from All India United Democratic Front(AIUDF)–Badruddin Ajmal and Independent(IND)–Naba Sarania.