SHILLONG | Feb 18, 2019:
A day after BJP president, Amit Shah stated that they would bring back the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 if the party comes back to power, Meghalaya Home Minister and NPP leader, James PK Sangma said that their stand on the bill remains unchanged.
“The party will again oppose the amendment bill if it is reintroduced,” James said while talking to news persons here on Monday.
“We are very clear in our stand that the amendment bill is very harmful to the entire region and the people of the Northeast. No matter what, we are going to oppose the bill,” Sangma reiterated.
According to him, the people of the region stood united and fought against it. “Therefore, we must continue to oppose if the bill is brought back,” the NPP leader said.
He said that the party president and Meghalaya chief minister, Conrad K Sangma had made it very clear that they would break ties with the BJP-led NDA if the CAB is passed.
“We reiterate once again that if the bill is passed then we would break ties with the NDA,” the Meghalaya Home Minister asserted.
The BJP president while addressing a gathering at North Lakhimpur in Assam yesterday had stated that the BJP Government would bring back the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 if the BJP Government is re-instated at the Centre. “Modi Ji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) will bring the Bill again”, Shah assured.