GUWAHATI, Nov 28 - Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called a meeting of political and social organizations of the North East to discuss the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) on November 29 and 30, after which the bill will be tabled in the present session of the Parliament, said the State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today.
�The Union Home Minister will sit with all the mainstream social, tribal and civil society organizations and also the political parties including the State Congress, to discuss the issue,� he told the mediapersons outside the State Assembly here.
Sarma asserted that no Chief Minister of the region has expressed strong opposition to CAB. �I am in touch with most of the Chief Ministers of the region and I know of no such opposition to the bill. Everyone wanted protection. After the consultation with the groups of the region is over, a new draft will come and the bill will be tabled in the Parliament,� he added.
Reiterating his Government�s stand to support the bill, he mentioned that after the data which has come up during the NRC exercise, the CAB is more urgently required in Assam for the interest of the Assamese people.