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3 AGP ministers resign from Assam govt

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Three Ministers Wednesday resigned from the Cabinet, two days after their party exited the government over the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

Agriculture Atul Bora, Water Resources and Food and submitted their resignations to at the state secretariat here, Bora told reporters after submitting their resignations.

The had pulled out of the BJP-led coalition government a day before the bill seeking to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, and was passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, the met at the party headquarters here to discuss the resignations and the future course of action.

Bora, who is also the party president, told reporters after the meeting that he would announce the party's future strategy regarding the bill after submitting their resignations.

The pulled out of the after its "last-ditch attempt to convince" the Centre to withdrew the proposed legislation failed on Monday.

The withdrawal of the AGP, which has 14 MLAs in the 126-member assembly, will not have any immediate effect on the future of the Sarbananda Sonowal-led government that still has the backing of 74 MLAs.

The BJP has 61 members and the party has support of 12 MLAs of the Bodoland People's Front and the sole Independent member.

The opposition and the All (AIUDF) have 25 and 13 members respectively.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 20:15 IST
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