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Shiv Sena backs AGP on citizenship Bill

By The Assam Tribune
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MUMBAI, June 19 - A day after backing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal�s sit-in at the Lieutenant Governor�s office, the Shiv Sena today extended its sympathies to the Asom Gana Parishad which is opposing the Centre�s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

It said the �political accident� of 2014 (of the BJP coming to power with a thumping majority) will not happen in the next year�s general elections.

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his frequent foreign visits, the Sena said while India was witnessing dust storms, the PM, being mostly out of the country, might not be affected by it.

The Sena said some representatives of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) yesterday visited �Matoshree�, the residence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray here.

�They expected the Sena to lead a coalition of regional parties at the national level,� it said in an editorial in party mouthpiece �Saamana�.

Noting that AGP, an ally of the BJP in Assam, was strongly opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Sena said every region has its own �element of pride�, hence a linguistic-based state formation policy was accepted.

�It is not a treason to love Maharashtra,� the Sena, whose primary base is in the western state, said.

The Asom Gana Parishad, a constituent in the BJP-led Assam government, has expressed its apprehensions over the Citizenship (Amendment Bill), saying the historic Assam Accord would become meaningless if the bill was passed.

Meanwhile, the Sena, which had earlier announced to go solo in future polls, exuded confidence of winning the next Maharashtra elections. � PTI

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Shiv Sena backs AGP on citizenship Bill

MUMBAI, June 19 - A day after backing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal�s sit-in at the Lieutenant Governor�s office, the Shiv Sena today extended its sympathies to the Asom Gana Parishad which is opposing the Centre�s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

It said the �political accident� of 2014 (of the BJP coming to power with a thumping majority) will not happen in the next year�s general elections.

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his frequent foreign visits, the Sena said while India was witnessing dust storms, the PM, being mostly out of the country, might not be affected by it.

The Sena said some representatives of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) yesterday visited �Matoshree�, the residence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray here.

�They expected the Sena to lead a coalition of regional parties at the national level,� it said in an editorial in party mouthpiece �Saamana�.

Noting that AGP, an ally of the BJP in Assam, was strongly opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Sena said every region has its own �element of pride�, hence a linguistic-based state formation policy was accepted.

�It is not a treason to love Maharashtra,� the Sena, whose primary base is in the western state, said.

The Asom Gana Parishad, a constituent in the BJP-led Assam government, has expressed its apprehensions over the Citizenship (Amendment Bill), saying the historic Assam Accord would become meaningless if the bill was passed.

Meanwhile, the Sena, which had earlier announced to go solo in future polls, exuded confidence of winning the next Maharashtra elections. � PTI