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CPI stir against Citizenship Bill from today

By Staff Reporter

GUWUAHATI, Nov 8 - The Communist Party of India (CPI) is undertaking a week-long agitation from tomorrow across the State in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Senior CPI leader and the party�s State executive member Dambaru Bora said that the week-long series of agitation from November 9 to 16 will start from Morigaon district and will then cover the other parts Assam.

�Our party strongly opposes the Bill which is nothing but an attempt to divide the people on religious lines. While the Centre is conspiring to play the communal card, it is unfortunate that the State government is not opposing the Bill. The BJP government in Assam is complicit in the conspiracy,� Bora said.

He added that the Bill, if passed, will violate the provisions of the Assam Accord.

Bora said that CPI�s Assam State Council, which held a two-day meeting earlier this week, has expressed its concern over the issue.

�In addition, we have seen that both the Central and State governments are following a blatantly pro-corporate line while the common people are suffering because of unabated price rise,� the senior leader said.

The party has opposed imposition of any additional conditionality with regard to the ongoing update of the NRC in Assam and said that no attempts should be made which will further slow down the NRC updating process.

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CPI stir against Citizenship Bill from today

GUWUAHATI, Nov 8 - The Communist Party of India (CPI) is undertaking a week-long agitation from tomorrow across the State in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Senior CPI leader and the party�s State executive member Dambaru Bora said that the week-long series of agitation from November 9 to 16 will start from Morigaon district and will then cover the other parts Assam.

�Our party strongly opposes the Bill which is nothing but an attempt to divide the people on religious lines. While the Centre is conspiring to play the communal card, it is unfortunate that the State government is not opposing the Bill. The BJP government in Assam is complicit in the conspiracy,� Bora said.

He added that the Bill, if passed, will violate the provisions of the Assam Accord.

Bora said that CPI�s Assam State Council, which held a two-day meeting earlier this week, has expressed its concern over the issue.

�In addition, we have seen that both the Central and State governments are following a blatantly pro-corporate line while the common people are suffering because of unabated price rise,� the senior leader said.

The party has opposed imposition of any additional conditionality with regard to the ongoing update of the NRC in Assam and said that no attempts should be made which will further slow down the NRC updating process.