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3 ministers resign from BJP-led Assam govt

ANI  |  Guwahati (Assam) [India] 

In a major blow to the government, three ministers of the cabinet have submitted their resignation to

This comes two days after the (AGP) severed ties with the as a mark of protest against the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

On Wednesday, AGP leaders Atul Bora, and tendered their resignations to Sonowal.

A Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 seeking to accord Indian citizenship to certain minority community refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday amid strong objections by some Opposition parties and a shutdown in the North Eastern parts of the country.

In this regard, AGP had told ANI "We have been saying for a long time that if Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is brought in Lok Sabha we will end our relationship with BJP. Our leaders met (Rajnath Singh) and expressed that AGP is going to break the alliance," on Monday.

In the elections held in 2016 to elect members of 126-seat Assembly, the BJP had won 60 seats, 26 and the AGP won 14 seats.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 21:35 IST