Citizenship Bill anger spreads across N-E

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 02:15 EST

GUWAHATI: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, along with Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong and a delegation, recently met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to oppose the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill. Sangma said that all Chief Ministers of the northeastern states should come together to oppose the Bill. He made it clear to the Union Minister that all the six coalition partners including United Democratic Party (UDP), BJP, Hill State People' Democratic Party (HSPDP), People's Democratic Front (PDF), NCP and Independents were of the view that the Bill will disturb the social fabric of Meghalaya and the northeast by posing a serious law and order problem in the region. Sangma said, “The Citizenship Amendment Bill will affect northeast to a large extent. The bill is against the spirit of the people of North East as this will have serious repercussions and will create law and order problems in the region.”

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