Citizenship Bill Row | Conrad to discuss with NPP leaders on snapping ties with NDA


Shillong, January 9: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said he would discuss with his National People’s Party (NPP) leaders and then take a call on whether to snap ties with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.

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It may be mentioned that the Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that seeks to remove hurdles for eligible migrants – from six minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan – from getting Indian citizenship despite opposition by political parties.

The Chief Minister claimed the passing of the Bill as “unfortunate”.

“We have vehemently opposed the Bill. The passage of the Bill is unfortunate. The Meghalaya Cabinet have passed a resolution opposing any kind of implementation of this Bill,” he said.

He added, “Our party is present in almost five Northeastern states. Therefore, I will need to discuss the issue (breaking ties with NDA) with all the party leaders and take a call on this.”