GUWAHATI: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) says that it will continue to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and stick to the cut-off date of March 24 midnight, 1971 for detection and deportation of foreigners as mentioned in the Assam Accord.
Addressing the media at Rajiv Bhawan in Guwahati on Thursday, APCC senior spokesperson Apurba Kumar Bhattacharya said: “The Congress took a bold step against the Citizenship Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Congress could build an opposition consensus inside the Rajya Sabha against the Bill.
At the directive of Rahul Gandhi a compact team of the Congress, including APCC president Ripun Bora, MP Bhubaneswar Kalita and AICC’s APCC in-charge Harish Rawat, had a discussion on the Bill and devised the strategy to fight the Bill in the Elders’ House. We were successful in convincing the Opposition parties against the Bill. When the Bill was introduced in the House, the Congress members stood like a wall before it.”
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