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After AGP appeal, Shiv Sena to oppose Citizenship Amendment Bill

The people of Assam, irrespective of their caste, religion and creed, oppose the proposed legislation, he said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Photo: ANI Twitter Handle
Photo: ANI Twitter Handle

Amid an increasing bickering between the BJP and its ally Shiv Sena, the latter said Sunday it would oppose the in Parliament.

The decision has been taken after the appealed to the to oppose the legislation, said in a statement.

"We are determined to oppose the 2016 in Parliament," Raut said.

The people of Assam, irrespective of their caste, religion and creed, oppose the proposed legislation, he said.

The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act to make illegal migrants from Afghanistan, and eligible for citizenship on the basis of religion.

The examining the bill is slated to table it in Parliament on January 7.

The noted that the proposed legislation would "frustrate" the efforts made under the Accord for safeguarding cultural, social and linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people.

Secondly, the entire process of the Register of Citizens monitored by the will be meaningless if the bill is passed, he added.

With the Lok Sabha polls around the corner, the has adopted a more aggressive posture against the BJP, with whom it has shared an uneasy relationship over the past four years.

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First Published: Sun, January 06 2019. 16:10 IST
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