NEW DELHI, Nov 16 - Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami on Saturday advocated a consensual approach on the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).
�I have some views on the CAB and I have expressed my standpoint on the Bill in the past,� he told newsmen here. �I would not like to express my views at the moment, but I hope that we will be able to evolve a consensus on the issue,� Goswami said.
The Centre is all set to reintroduce the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha during the ensuing Winter Session of the Parliament.
Meanwhile, the Assam Assembly is likely to go paper-less, with Goswami taking part in a discussion with the Speakers of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry.
Today�s meeting chaired by Goswami explored the ways in which the assemblies can switch from paper to electronic mode. Goswami told newsmen that each assembly can save an estimated Rs 10 crore if they opt to function on the electronic mode.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has constituted a subcommittee under the chairmanship of Goswami to look into the matter.