AGP accuses Sarbananda Sonowal of 'not cooperating' on Citizenship Bill

AGP accuses Sarbananda Sonowal of 'not cooperating' on Citizenship Bill

AGP accuses Sarbananda Sonowal of 'not cooperating' on Citizenship Bill

"But the BJP has chose to go ahead with the Bill, leaving us with no option but to quit the alliance", Mr Bora said after meeting Mr Singh.

In Tripura, the strike was essentially observed in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), where it was marred by violence between protesters and police - at least four demonstrators were injured after police allegedly opened fire at them.

"Hence, if the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is meant to be passed in the Parliament we will have no other alternative except to repudiate the existing alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party", it stated.

A team of forensic experts on Monday visited the BJP headquarters to collect samples and took possession of the CCTV footage capturing the incident.

Unidentified persons lobbed a Molotov cocktail (a bottle with flammable liquid) at a BJP office in Shillong partially damaging it, a police officer said on Monday.

"We don't know the reason behind this cowardly attack which is totally unacceptable", Hek told IANS.

India's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that would grant residency and citizenship rights to non-Muslim immigrants, sparking protests that brought the country's populous northeast to a near standstill.

Notably, unlike previous occasions, ugly protestors trying to impose bandh by burning tyres and damaging public property have not been witnessed anywhere in Guwahati as well as other parts in the State till the time of filing of this report. Assam's people will never allow this bill to be implemented.

The AGP had three ministers, including Bora, in the state.

Had the AGP not partnered with the BJP, the saffron party would have not bagged so many seats in the Assembly election and formed a government in the state, he added. "It is the BJP which is responsible for AGP's quitting the alliance and they (BJP) should step down immediately", said the former chief Minister.

The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), a key ally of the BJP in Assam snapped its ties as soon as the BJP confirmed its decision to move the Bill through Parliament.

The severance of alliance with the BJP, however, would not make the government fall in Assam.

Meanwhile, member organisations of the NESO in other states such as Mizo Zirlai Pawal (MZP), All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU), Khasi Students Union (KSU), Garo Students Union (GSU), Naga Students' Federation (NSF), All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) and Twipra Students Federation (TSF) are also supporting the bandh.

Amid dissent from opposition, walkouts by Congress and Trinamool Congress, and allegations that the bill discriminated on religious lines, Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Tuesday.

Activists of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) burn a dummy copy of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Zubeen also writes in his letter that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the Joint Parliamentary Committee and Sonowal have all "fooled the people of Assam." he further urged the government to rethink the bill. But Singh told us clearly that it will be passed in Lok Sabha tomorrow.

Asked if the National People's Party will put out of the BJP-led NDA government, the NPP Chief said: "We have been very clear to the NDA that this is something we will not support".

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