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  • Mizoram CM Zoramthanga says it would be a ‘committed political suicide’ if the regional parties supported the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

    Published on September 9, 2019

    By Bhupen Goswami

    Guwahati : Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Monday raised the issue of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill while addressing a gathering at the Fourth Conclave of Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA), an umbrella of political parties in the Northeast.Opposing the implementation of the bill, Zoramthanga said it was “a very sensitive issue” for the people of the Northeast. He further warned that the parties’ regional parties who supported it committed political suicide. “The Northeast should be excluded from the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill”, he told the gathering, which also included Union Home Minister Amit Shah.Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma’s address during the 4th Conference of the Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA) touched on some key issues affecting the Northeast region, including the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.Addressing the gathering, Sangma said that his National People’s Party (NPP) is a part of NEDA in some places, while they are not affiliated in some others. He demanded that his party should be respected even in states where the NPP is not aligned with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).