Shillong: In protest against the Centre’s move to reintroduce the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator, Sanbor Shullai, is ready to launch agitation with active support from members of different Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). If, required, the MLA has expressed his eagerness to meet the senior party leaders in New Delhi against the bill.
After home minister Amit Shah stoked a controversy on reintroduction of the Bill recently, protests were carried out in different parts of the the Northeast.
While addressing the media on Friday, Shullai said, “The Central government may implement CAB in any part of India, which is not our lookout. But concerning Northeast, the state government and district council should be given the power and liberty to choose whether they want to implement it or not. If the local NGOs agitating against the reintroduction of CAB, the door is open for them to approach us with their suggestions and if they wish to meet the leaders in the national capital we are ready to lead them.”
Meanwhile, the state unit of the BJP is set to meet central leadership of the party in New Delhi after Durga Puja, where several issues, including CAB, ILP will be discussed.
Members of the Meghalaya unit of the North East Forum for Indigenous People (NEFIP) staged a sit-in protest against the Centre move for reintroduction of CAB on Thursday.