New Delhi/Guwahati, February 4, 2019
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP, Saugata Roy on February 4th, 2019 said that their party has been opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at the Lok Sabha and would continue to do so during the sitting of the Upper House.
On February 4th 2019 a delegation of the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) and All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) met the Lok Sabha MP and member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), seeking his support to oppose the Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha.
Roy, expressing his solidarity with the people of Northeast states and assuring party’s opposition, told TIME8, “We have always opposed the Citizenship Bill. We met the Union Home Minister three days back and asked the government to withdraw the Bill as it is creating differences among the people. In the Rajya Sabha also, we will oppose the Bill in every way possible.”
It may be mentioned that a Northeastern students’ delegation comprising of the NESO, AASU and other organisations flew to New Delhi on February 1st, 2019 to call upon the leaders of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the allies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to discuss over the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.