NE parties threaten to pull out of NEDA if Citizenship Bill not junked

Meghalaya chief minister Conard Sangma is leading the charge against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which the Narendra government introduced and the Lok Sabha passed earlier this month. Read More
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India celebrates 70th Republic Day; Citizens Bill dampens enthusiasm in NE

India celebrated its 70th Republic Day with a grand display of military might and rich cultural diversity with the ceremonial parade in New Delhi’s Rajpath. Some parts of the country boycotted the celebrations, like Mizoram and Kashmir valley. Read More
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BJP to milk EWS quota, Citizenship Bill to attract Bengal Hindu votes

The BJP believes that the Citizenship Bill will attract the large number of Hindu refugees from Bangladesh, living in the state, towards the party while the EWS quota will attract the substantial tribal population that the state has, especially in the Jhargram and Purulia areas. Read More
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Citizenship Bill: NE protests force Centre to look for states’ consent

With protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 showing no signs of dying down in the northeast, the Centre is now seeking to allay public’s fears by saying that foreigners would not be granted Indian citizenship without the consent of state governments concerned. Read More
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Now, BJP members also oppose Citizenship Bill in northeast

Central government is now facing backlash from its own party leaders in Assam against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which the Lok Sabha passed on January 8. Read More
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Northeast CMs urge Rajnath to reconsider Citizenship Bill

Representatives of the member parties of the North East Democratic Alliance – a BJP-led non-Congress group of political parties – have met Union home minister Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi, and requested him to reconsider the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Read More
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Artists across Assam raise their voices against Citizenship Bill

Artists from various cultural spheres in Assam have joined hands to strong protest against the Indian Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP-led NDA government is pushing for. Read More
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Lok Sabha passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, NE in shutdown

Apart from the opposition Congress and the Left parties, several other parties, including some BJP allies, vehemently opposed the bill. Read More
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