Guwahati, February 14, 2019
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma who had played a vital role among the Northeast political parties to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in New Delhi landed at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport on Thursday to an arousing welcome.
Hundreds of Asom Gana Parishad(AGP) members including the party president Atul Bora, Keshav Mahanta and National People’s Party (NPP) leaders chanted slogans and welcomed Sangma with flowers, Assamese gamusa and their traditional Garo headgear.
The NPP party members danced and sang with joy as the Chief Minister walked past the airport.
After the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill lapsed on February 13th, 2019 with the Rajya Sabha being adjourned sine die on the last day of the Budget session, the last parliamentary session before the Lok Sabha polls, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that it’s an emotional day for the people of the Northeast.
“We want to thank the people of the Northeast, the NGOs, the students’ unions, the leaders of the 11 political parties and the national parties who raised the voice in unison against the Bill. The voice reverberated across the country. Today is an emotional day for the Northeast,” said Sangma while addressing media persons in New Delhi along with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leaders on Wednesday.