Amid an increasing bickering between the BJP and its ally Shiv Sena, the latter said Sunday it would oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament.
"We are determined to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 in Parliament," Raut said.
The people of Assam, irrespective of their caste, religion and creed, oppose the proposed legislation, he said.
The Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the bill is slated to table it in Parliament on January 7.
The Shiv Sena noted that the proposed legislation would "frustrate" the efforts made under the Assam Accord for safeguarding cultural, social and linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people.
With the Lok Sabha polls around the corner, the Shiv Sena 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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