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Letter to BS: BJP is bent on taking steps that could be harmful for India

Even NDA partners like JD(U), Shiv Sena, and Akali Dal have opposed this Bill, besides BJP's regional partners in Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Nagaland

People wait to check their names on the final draft of the state's National Register of Citizens after it was released, at a NRC Seva Kendra in Nagaon on Monday, July 30, 2018
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People wait to check their names on the final draft of the state's National Register of Citizens after it was released, at a NRC Seva Kendra in Nagaon on Monday, July 30, 2018

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It is quite apparent now that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre is hell-bent on passing the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, in the Rajya Sabha, despite protests and agitations across all the states in north eastern parts of the country. Even NDA partners like JD(U), Shiv Sena, and Akali Dal have opposed this Bill, besides BJP's regional partners in Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Nagaland. The aim is to consolidate the Hindu votes. These moves would have serious adverse consequences in the future.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in one of his election speeches earlier, had

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 9:11 PM IST

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