NALBARI, Nov 15 - Minister of Health and Finance, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that the draft of the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 will be changed and it will be passed in the Winter Session of the Lok Sabha.
Talking to media persons at Nalbari after attending a function at the Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University today, Dr Sarma said, �the old draft of the CAB will change.� He added that the new draft will give more emphasis on the development of the unique culture of the North East and on the identity of the people. He further assured that the Bill will be tabled in the next session of the Lok Sabha and will be passed within two days.
According to him, the CAB may create a problem of about four to five lakh people in the State, but it will ensure its all-round development. Earlier, he attended the foundation day programme of the varsity at Namati. The meeting was attended by MP Dilip Saikia, MLA of Nalbari LAC Ashok Sarma, MLA of Barkshetri LAC Narayan Deka, Chairman of ATDC Jayanta Malla Baruah, renowned scholar Dr Nabin Ch Sarma and VC, Dr Dipak Kumar Sarma.