‘10,000 BJP workers willing to resign in Meghalaya’
SHILLONG: local BJP MLA of South Shillong Sanbor Shullai has sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill, while also stating that about 10,000 of his supporters, who has joined the BJP, are willing to resign if Meghalaya is not exempted from the purview of the bill.
“During the meeting held at my residential office and in my constituency about 10,000-plus supporter of mine who has joined the party is willing to resign if the Northeastern States including Meghalaya is not exempted from the implementation of the bill,” Sanbor said in the letter to the Prime Minister.
He informed that during the BJP National Convention held at Ram Lila Maidan in New Delhi on January 12, he along with his party workers, had submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
“The proposed bill has drastically changed the prospect of the party (BJP) in the north-eastern region. The decision of the party to implement the bill here is very disappointing as there are various drawbacks in the bill which need to be discussed with the stakeholders of the north-eastern region,” he said.
He added, “I have elaborated in my memorandum the various flaws of the bill; the bill makes illegal migrants eligible for citizenship on the basis of religion.”
He further said that Meghalaya and the Northeast as a whole do not have a proper international boundary and many boundaries of the State are easily accessible by Bangladeshi illegal migrants.
“The opinion of the people of Meghalaya and the north-eastern region must be accorded top priority before the bill is passed,” he added.
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