Guwahati: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Shillong Lok Sabha constituency Sanbor Shullai on Thursday said that he will commit suicide if his party tries to implement the Citizenship Amendment Bill after casting his vote.
Casting his vote, Shullai said, "As long as I am alive, the Citizenship bill will not be implemented." He said that he will kill himself in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi but not let the bill get implemented in the state adding that he will kill himself in front of Narendra Modi but will not let the bill to be implemented.
The BJP in its manifesto 'Sankalp Patra' has mentioned that it will implement the bill if it comes to power again in the Center.
The contentious citizenship bill which was passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8 seeks to provide citizenship to minorities including Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Parsis from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who came to India before December 31, 2014.
However, the opposition stalled the bill to pass it through the Rajya Sabha by the Central government.
Shullai's statement has come after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi assures to bring back the citizenship bill with some amendments while addressing an election rally at Silchar.
Modi said that they are committed to bring back the contentious citizenship bill, 2016. However, they are going to take everyone into confidence to ensure that there is no justice mated out to anyone due to implementation of the bill.
However, Meghalaya has recorded 75% polling till in the first phase of Lok Sabha polls which went off peacefully on April 11 with a total voter of 19,14,795 out of which 11,97,806 voters are from Shillong constituency while 7,16,989 voters are from Tura constituency.
Simultaneously, assembly by-polls have also took place today along with the Lok Sabha polls in Selsella in West Garo hills. The total number of voters are 31, 717 out of which 15,813 are male and 15,904 are female voters. The assembly by-polls took place in 3167 polling stations and 12,668 polling personnel have been deployed.
Over 77% polling turn out recorded in two Meghalaya Assembly By-polls.
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