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Not passing Citizenship Bill 'defeat' for Assam: Sarma

IANS  |  Guwahati 

The failure to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the on Wednesday was described as a "defeat for Assam" by

"It is a defeat for My party and I extended full support to the Bill. We do not have majority in the Rajya Sabha, so the Bill could not be passed. Bangladeshi Muslims will occupy 17 constituencies of Lower and Central now. The people of will lose their culture and language," said Sarma.

The contentious Bill is now set to lapse on June 3 when the term of the present Lok Sabha ends.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 19:28 IST
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