MEGHALYAY & Mizoram Oppose Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

MEGHALAYA and Mizoram  have intimated  Home  Minister Rajnath Singh  that the  entire north-eastern  region is opposed to the  Citizenship (Amendment ) Bill  pending for Rajya Sabha’s  approval. The allies of the BJP in Meghalaya led by Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday to convey their opposition to the bill seeking to grant citizenship to Non Muslims forced to leave Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan due to religious persecution to India till December 31, 2014. Sangma, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Preston Tynsong told Rajnath Singh that all the six coalition partners in the State felt that the Bill would affect Meghalaya’s social fabric and cause a serious law and order problem in the region.  Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga also protested against the bill.  Zoram Nationalist Party leader Lalduhawma  has said the entire North East was “burning” because of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB). If the Bill is enacted…, India will no longer be the place that it used to be… So we want a secular government at the Centre so that this Bill is withdrawn or exemption must be given to the North East,” he said at the Opposition rally at the Brigade Parade Ground here.Lalduhawma, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the Mizoram Assembly, alleged that the BJP and RSS are trying to rewrite history in their own way. He said: “We are looking forward to seeing a new secular government at the Centre so that the people of the North East are protected.”After Lalduhawma ended his speech, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee said her party was against the controversial bill.The Mio leader  had attened the Kolkata rally of opposition parties to defeat Modi Sarkar in the coming Lok Sabha poll.

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