Congress passes resolution to oppose Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha

Guwahati: The North East Congress Coordination Committee (NECCC) on Wednesday passed a resolution to oppose the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha. NECCC chairman and former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma said that the coordination committee has urged the government to scrap the contentious Bill.

Addressing reporters in Guwahati, Sangma said the Congress party is firmly opposed to the Citizenship Bill and added that if the grand old party is voted to power then it will scrap the Bill even if the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) passes it. Sangma said, “Despite massive protests in Northeast, the BJP got it passed in Lok Sabha. If the NDA government continues to move ahead with the anti-national and anti-people agenda, after receiving peoples’ mandate and forming a Congress-led government in the Centre, then the Congress will ensure such acts of the BJP are scrapped.”

Reiterating his party’s views, Sangma said that Congress along with other parties would take strong action to halt the BJP from passing the Bill in Rajya Sabha.

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