A day after extending support to the contentious legislation, the Parliamentarian requests Union home minister to exclude state and rest of NE from CAB purview
Shillong: A day after extending support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on Tuesday, Tura MP Agatha Sangma on Wednesday met Union home minister Amit Sahah and requested him to exempt Meghalaya and the Northeast from the purview of the contentious Bill.
She was accompanied by Shillong MP Vincent Pala and other Parliamentarians from the region. Shah said that he will look into the delegation’s demand.
The Union home minister will again call a meeting to finalise the technicalities for exempting the entire state of Meghalaya.
During Parliamentary discussion on the Bill, Sangma said, "I am the lone member of NPP from Tura and I rise here today to extend my support to this Amendment Bill."
Anti-CAB protestors burnt Sangma's effigy in Shillong on Tuesday along with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah and state governor Tathagata Roy.