Imphal, Jan 11,
Major alliance partner of the BJP , NationalPeople Party is all set to hold a meeting of all leaders of the party at Guwahati to discuss the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha.
Talking over phone to this reporter Legislature Wing leader of the NPP Manipur Legislative Assembly said that as of now the NPP is yet to make any decision on whether to go or continue with the BJP as it is too early to give comment. The Legislature Wing leader Yumnam Joykumar however said that a collective decision of the NPP will decide the political strategy of the party, but did not give any opinion his regarding the CAB saying that the party president had already make its statement.
“As the Bill is yet to pass the Rajya Sabha we have to make a collective decision”, Yumnam said
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma had earlier described the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in the Lok Sabha as “unfortunate”, today said he will discuss with his National People’s Party (NPP) leaders to take a call on whether to snap ties with the BJP.
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Citizenship Bill that seeks to remove hurdles in eligible migrants from six minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan from getting Indian citizenship despite opposition by political parties.
“Well, it is very unfortunate that this Bill has been passed as this is something which we have opposed vehemently,” Mr Sangma told journalists.
Mr Sangma, who also heads the NPP, said the Meghalaya Cabinet have passed a resolution opposing any kind of implementation of this Bill.
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