SHILLONG: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma is optimistic that the persistent lobbying with other political parties to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) will bear fruit.
Although the Chief Minister and others failed to get an audience with the Prime Minister in New Delhi in the past two days due to his pre-occupied engagements outside the National Capital, Sangma on Tuesday however said that they met almost all the major political parties who are part of the Union ruling dispensation and the others that belong to the third front. “All those parties that we talked to have committed to solidly stand behind us because the proposed legislation is against the national interest and the North East in particular,” stated Conrad K Sangma.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems determined to push the Bill through the Rajya Sabha in the name of accommodating the offspring’s of Maa Bharti (a reference to persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis and Christians in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh) while The President of the BJP Amit Shah spoke about the proposed push of a supplementary Bill in the Rajya Sabha after the CAB failed to be listed for consideration in the House in this ongoing session. The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured the delegation of political leaders of the region that their concerns will be looked upon.
Conrad K Sangma further stated, “Well, the government will have to take a decision that will consider all aspects and the voice of the country and the North East.”
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