CMs of all North Eastern states to protest if Citizenship Bill is brought again: Arunachal CM Pema Khandu
Khandu, who heads a BJP government, informed the assembly that earlier also he had urged the Centre to exempt the tribal-state from the purview of the Bill.
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From nationalism to lynchings, the TMC MP did a point-by-point critique of the ruling government using facts and poetry, all the while urging parliamentarians to uphold the Constitution.
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma asserted that NDA would pursue CAB which was passed in Lok Sabha earlier this year.
A 52-year-old man was forced to go through the hardship as an individual had objected to the inclusion of his son's name in NRC.
The state BJP is enthused that the PM is coming to Assam to address the rallies close on the heels of the visit of BJP president Amit Shah, who had addressed two rallies on Thursday.
The Centre had sought to get the Bill passed in Parliament to grant Indian citizenship to six persecuted non-Muslim communities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who migrated.
As protests against the bill in the Northeast got intensified, Sangma had taken the lead in bringing the regional political parties together in opposing it.
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The bill is set to lapse on June 3 when the term of the present Lok Sabha ends as it could not be passed in Rajya Sabha.
Congress stalwart and three-time former CM Tarun Gogoi alleged Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had wanted to destroy the state by endorsing the bill.
Sarma, who is also the convenor of North East Democratic Alliance, said his party is committed to the Bill and it will fight the elections with this resolution.
Security barriers have been put up in all VIP areas of the state capital, with police frisking vehicles and pedestrians in the busy localities, officials said.
According to reports reaching here, security has been tightened at the residences of MLAs, Ministers and also Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
While the rest of his family welcomed the gesture, Hazarika’s US-based son Tez changed the tune, saying he would reject the Bharat Ratna.
The US-based Hazarika's clarification came after some local media channels in Assam flashed the news that he had declined to accept the Bharat Ratna for his father.
The women, all vendors of Khwairamband market, had put up posters and banners and set up tents, blocking roads, to press for their demand, despite imposition of section 144 of CrPc in the area.