Mizoram BJP comes out in firm opposition

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

The meeting placed on record that the people and government of Mizoram oppose the proposed amendment and will continue to oppose it till the end. “We have expressed our opposition to the passage of the citizenship amendment bill and our stance remains the same,” Hluna said. He added that he has already submitted a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating that the state unit opposes the move. AIZAWL: The state BJP unit has come out strongly against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, saying it will be harmful for the people of Mizoram as it might result in thousands of foreigners being granted citizenship.BJP state unit president John V Hluna said that though the proposed legislation was taken up by the BJP-led NDA in Parliament, the state unit does not want its passage. Hluna, who is now in Delhi, said he will reiterate the party unit’s stance to Modi if he has a chance to meet the PM.Meanwhile, sources in the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) said chief minister Zoramthanga will be leaving Aizawl for Delhi on Saturday and will meet the Prime Minister and Union home minister Rajnath Singh and convey the state’s opposition to the proposed amendment.Zoramthanga, however, said the MNF is yet to take a decision on whether to leave the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (Neda) and snap ties with the NDA in protest against the proposed amendment bill, which was passed by Lok Sabha.The meting of the council of ministers held in the capital city on Thursday expressed unhappiness over the passage of the citizenship amendment bill and decided that concerted efforts will be made to ensure its defeat in the Rajya Sahba.

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