Eleven political parties of North East today decided to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill. This decision was taken at meeting in Guwahati after a long discussion the adverse impact of the Bills will have on the country and particularly on the North Eastern states. Addressing media person after the meeting, the Chief Ministers of Meghalaya Conrad K Sangma and Mizoram Zoramthanga said that eleven parties resolved to jointly oppose the bill. Both the leaders said that a delegation would meet President and Prime Minister of India to convey their concerns.
The eleven parties attended the meeting today are Asom Gana Parishad, National Peoples Party , Mizo National Front among others. Mr. Sangma said that today’s meeting was not politically motivated but a natural process to stand against the bill. Sangma has also sought support from all the like minded parties and people against the Citizenship Amendment bill. It may be recalled that out of leven parties, six are part of the North East Democratic Front, a part of NDA.MMP