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LS clearing citizenship bill 'unfortunate: Mizoram govt

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

The Mizo government Thursday termed "unfortunate" the passing the citizenship bill and said efforts should be made to ensure it does not get the clearance.

The meeting of the council of ministers, chaired by Zoramthanga, decided that concerted efforts be made by the to ensure the proposed amendment is defeated in Rajya Sabha, an official statement said.

"It was very unfortunate that the passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill," the official statement said.

The ruling Mizo (MNF), which is a part of the BJP-led coalition NEDA (North East Democratic Alliance) even though it runs the government alone, had Wednesday voiced opposition to passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

MNF had said the party made its stance on the issue "crystal clear" and expressed its opposition to the passage of the legislation.

The ruling party also supported the 11-hour bandh called by the (NESO) and the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) on Tuesday.

The MNF leader, however, had said the party high command was yet to hold a meeting to deliberate whether to snap ties with the NEDA or the NDA on the issue.

In other major decisions, the council of ministers also decided that recognised blood banks in the state should give blood to the needy people free of costs with immediate effect.

The would bear the expenses on collection and processing of the blood, it was decided.

The dry days, being imposed since December 21 till January 14 was extended till March 10.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 20:35 IST