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NPF Rajya Sabha MP will oppose Citizenship Bill in Parliament


Press Trust of India Kohima
The Opposition Naga Peoples Front (NPF) Thursday said the party's Rajya Sabha MP, K G Kenye will vote against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
A NPF Central Executive Council (CEC) meeting Thursday decided that if the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is not withdrawn then the party's Rajya Sabha MP will vote against the CAB.
The meeting also endorsed the decision of the party's Core Committee to boycott the Consultative Meeting on CAB convened by NDPP-led-PDA government at Chumukedima on Thursday.
It stated that the NDPP-led-PDA government has no moral right whatsoever to convene a consultative meeting either with the political parties or civil societies on this particular issue as it did not opposed the bill when it was introduced in the Lok Sabha.
NPF president Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu claimed that the NPF represents the identity of the Naga people and will continue to serve and protect the interest of the people till an amicable and honourable solution to the protracted Naga political problem arrives.
The NPF also urged the Naga national political groups and the Centre holding talks on the Naga political issue to expedite the dialogue and bring it to a logical conclusion at the earliest.
The appeal was made through a resolution adopted during the NPF Central Executive Council (CEC).

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 8:46 PM IST

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