NEW DELHI: In a significant development, union home minister Rajnath Singh cancels his meeting with the chief ministers of northeastern states to discuss the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which is likely to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
The union minister was supposed to meet the chief ministers at 4.30 p.m. at his North Block office.
The sudden cancellation of the meeting assumes significance in the wake of the ongoing widespread protests against the Bill in the northeastern states.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha member Javed Ali Khan has assured the North East Students Organisation (NESO) that his party will vote against the Bill.
Various civil society groups and political parties are opposing the Bill saying it will have a detrimental effect on the ethnic communities if it becomes a law.