New Delhi: Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday that the people of his state were opposed to the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, said reports.
As per an official statement, Zoramthanga discussed several matters, including the opposition to the legislation. The two leaders also spoke about bamboo projects, a separate cadre for the state in the all India services, and the proposed termination of Jet Airways’ flights from Aizawl to Kolkata and Guwahati from February 10.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has triggered large-scale protests in the entire Northeast, with several political parties and student organistions in Mizoram, too, registering their protest against the legislation.
A meeting of Mizoram’s council of ministers on January 10 had expressed regret that the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha and had urged the state government to ensure that it is defeated in the Rajya Sabha.