Agartala: With an eye on the forthcoming Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) elections next year, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary Ram Madhav, during his day-long visit to Agartala on Thursday, held crucial meetings with the state party president, general secretaries and leaders of the alliance partner in the state.
The national general secretary on Thursday held discussion with the leaders of the IPFT, INPT and royal scion Pradyot Kishore Manikya Deb Barman over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) and its possible impact in state following its implementation.
Speaking with EastMojo, tribal welfare minister and IPFT general secretary Mevar Kumar Jamatia said: “We have held discussions over Citizenship Amendment Bill, National Register of Citizens and the Bru issue which are the burning issues in the Northeast in these days.”
If the bill is implemented, we may be reduce to a 20%, from the current 30%, minority population, Jamatia said.
Speaking with EastMojo former PCC president and royal scion Deb Barman said, “I strongly oppose CAB in its present form. I said this to Union hone minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on November 16 and now to Ram Madhav. I have asked Shah to organise a meeting with both political and non-political organisations to present our views to him before he tables the bill in Parliament.”