SILCHAR, June 7 - Silchar MP Susmita Dev has urged upon Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to clarify his stand on the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 when he arrives in the Barak Valley on June 8.
�During the visit of the JPC here, the Congress had made its stand clear on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that there is no opposition to the Bill if it gets placed with the necessary amendments. Now, the Congress will seek a reply from the Chief Minister regarding his stand on the Bill when he reaches Silchar on June 8,� Dev said.
Further, taking a potshot at the BJP government, the Congress MP said the government has failed to provide legal aid to the people who are victimised and harassed across the State in the name of document verification for the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is disappointing.
Meanwhile, asked her reactions on the �canceled� meeting of the JPC on May 25, Dev, who is also a member of the committee, said, �There is enough doubt that the meeting was called off on the whims of the Chief Minister.�
It may be mentioned that the Congress in Silchar protested against the failure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government in the past four years and resolved to take the stir to the other blocks in Cachar district in the coming days.