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BJP confident Rajya Sabha will pass Citizenship Amendment Bill on Wednesday

Sources in the party said that the legislation will also sail through the Rajya Sabha as the ruling NDA has the numbers.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The is confident of the passage of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill in the which will be introduced in the upper house on Wednesday, sources said on Tuesday.

The bill piloted by Union Home Minister Amit Shah was comfortably passed in the Lok Sabha on late Monday night as the ruling enjoys a clear majority in the house.

Sources in the party said that the legislation will also sail through the as the ruling NDA has the numbers.

As per the calculations of the BJP's floor managers, the effective strength of the is 238. The NDA's current strength is 105 in the House, including 83 members of the BJP, six of Janata Dal (U), three of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), one each from LJP and RPI(A) and 11 nominated MPs.

The is in talks with AIADMK which has 11 members, the BJD with seven members, YSRCP with two members and TDP with two members. The saffron party is confident of their support as all these parties had backed the bill in Lok Sabha.

With support of these 22 members, the BJP-led NDA will have the support of 127 members in the House which is above the majority mark of 120.

First Published: Tue, December 10 2019. 11:20 IST
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