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Modi govt set to lapse Citizenship (Amendment) Bill , Triple Talaq bill

This Budget session was the last Parliament session of the present government ended today   The 17th Lok Sabha has to be constituted before June 3. Lok Sabha polls are due this summer.   The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and the one on banning Triple Talaq are set to lapse on June 3 when the Read More…

East India Opinion Politics

Meghalaya CM warns BJP “Snapping ties” over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which was already passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8, seeks to remove hurdles for eligible migrants from six minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan from getting  Indian citizenship.   “We have met several leaders cutting across party lines in the national capital and had sought their support not Read More…

East India Politics Voice

Centre Citizenship (Amendment) Bill resulted in North East unrest : Shutdown call

Six tribal parties have called for a 12-hour shutdown in Tripura on Saturday, January 12, to protest police firing earlier this week injuring six youths agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, an official said on Friday, January 11.   The parties led by the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) demanded Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Read More…

East India Politics

Congress uproar made Home Minister’s Statement on the citizenship bill.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha that the Citizenship Amendment Bill is intended to pave way for Indian citizenship to the persecuted religious minorities from three countries.   He assured the government was committed to preserving the distinct culture and identtiy of the North East. The bill seeks to provide Indian Read More…

East India Politics Voice

AGP withdraws support to BJP in Assam over Citizenship Bill

Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), that has 14 MLAs a regional ally of BJP-led coalition government in Assam on Monday walked out of the alliance in its protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.   The government, however, faces no immediate threat as BJP and its other ally Bodo Peoples Front (BPF) has 73 seats in the Read More…