scorecardresearch
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to be Tabled in Rajya Sabha Tomorrow

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to be Tabled in Rajya Sabha Tomorrow

advertisement
citizenship citizenship

New Delhi, December 10, 2019:

Despite the uprisings in the North Eastern states, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident of introducing the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

The contentious bill that was introduced by the Lok Sabha by Union Home Minister Amit Shah was swiftly passed in the Lok Sabha at midnight.

ALSO READ: Citizenship Bill Row: Assam Icon Jahnu Baruah Withdraws His Film from Govt Festival

Reportedly, as per BJP's floor managers, the effective strength of the Rajya Sabha is 238. The NDA's current strength is 105 in the House, including 83 members of the BJP, six of Janata Dal (U), three of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), one each from LJP and RPI(A), and 11 nominated MPs.

https://www.facebook.com/ne.inside/videos/1005416853184289/

The BJP also sought support from the AIADMK which has 11 members, the BJD with seven members, YSRCP, with two members, and TDP, with two members.

BJP is confident of receive support from all these parties, as all these parties had supported the Bill in Lok Sabha.

If all these are tallied, the saffron party will receive a total 127 votes. It is to be mentioned here that the introduction of the contentious Citizenship Bill has led to massive protests across the states of North East India. A pall of gloom has descended across the region, and especially in Assam, as now safeguards have been given to cushion it from the impact of the Citizenship Bill.

Support Inside Northeast (InsideNE), an independent media platform that focuses on Citizen-centric stories from Northeast India that are surprising, inspiring, cinematic and emotionally relevant.

Readers like you make Inside Northeast’s work possible.

To support our brand of fearless and investigative journalism, support us HERE.

Download:

The Inside Northeast app HERE for News, Views, and Reviews from Northeast India.

Do keep following us for news on-the-go. We deliver the Northeast