GUWAHATI, Jan 29 - The Janata Dal (United) delegation visiting the State today said that its national leader Nitish Kumar would make another attempt to take up the issue of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The party has already announced that it will vote against the Bill if it is brought in Rajya Sabha and would continue to build a strong deterrence against the Bill along with other NDA alliance partners Shiv Sena and Akali Dal.
�We are prominent alliance partners of the NDA having a long association with the coalition. It is our duty to extend our useful suggestions on such crucial matters like the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which is a threat to the demographic fabric of entire northeastern region,� party leader KC Tyagi, who is also a member of Rajya Sabha, told media persons here.
Casting aspersions on Congress party�s intentions on the Bill, he reiterated that abstaining from voting in Rajya Sabha and staging walkout would tantamount to supporting the Bill. �Congress has the crucial strength in Rajya Sabha that would make all the difference. But whereas the party is opposing the Bill here, its vacillating attitude over the Bill might go against the will of the people of Assam and the entire Northeast,� he said.