Will Break Alliance With NDA If Citizenship Bill Is Passed In RS: Conrad Sangma

Shillong, February 10, 2019

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma voicing his stiff opposing against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill threatened to break ties with the National Democratic Alliance(NDA) if the Bill is passed at the Upper House.

“The National People’s Party (NPP) has taken a unanimous resolution to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016. Based on the decision a resolution has been passed which will be submitted to the Govt of India to oppose the Bill and not to go ahead with the Bill at the Rajya Sabha,” said Sangma while addressing the media.

He added, “The party has also decided that if the Bill is passed in the Rajya Sabha then the NPP will be breaking its ties with the NDA, the decision was made in the general body meeting,”

It may be mentioned that the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government was the first to make public its stand on the Bill and accordingly adopted a resolution last year.

The Chief Minister further informed that they submitted their report to the CEC which was ratified by the general body on February 9th, 2019.