Guwahati, February 14, 2019:
After the epic victory of the people’s movement after the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha, the leaders of North East who garnered support against the Bill have thanked the people.
The convener of Prabajan Birodhi Manch, Upamanyu Hazarika addressed the press and said that “as a consequence of the Citizenship Amendment Bill not taken up in the Rajya Sabha and not becoming an act during the tenure of the present Government, Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma should resign from their positions in the Government."
Further, he added that both of them have been active proponents of the Bill and stressed the need and necessity to 'protect' indigenous people by granting citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshis. "The very fact that they have failed in their so-called noble endeavor to protect the indigenous by bringing in more Bangladeshis is a reason enough for them to resign from their present posts", he added.
Hazarika also said that both the ministers should also step down from their posts in their utter failure in their competitive flattery and sycophancy to please the central leadership when the principled stand of the governments of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Manipur Chief Ministers has found flavor with the Central Government.
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