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Will discuss with party leaders on snapping ties with BJP: Meghalaya CM

IANS  |  Shillong 

Describing the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the as "unfortunate", on Tuesday said he will discuss with his (NPP) leaders to take a call on whether to snap ties with the BJP.

The on Tuesday passed the Citizenship Bill that seeks to remove hurdles in eligible migrants from six minority groups from Bangladesh, and from getting Indian citizenship despite opposition by political parties.

"Well, it is very unfortunate that this Bill has been passed as this is something which we have opposed vehemently," told journalists.

Sangma, who also heads the NPP, said the Cabinet have passed a resolution opposing any kind of implementation of this Bill.

Asked if the NPP will snap ties with the NDA, the said: "We will see about that and will discuss with all party leaders. As you are aware, our party is present in almost five North Eastern states. Therefore, I will need to call all the party leaders and take a call on this."

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 20:46 IST
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