In a major decision, as many as ten political parties of the northeastern region including BJP allies and the JD(U) unanimously decided to oppose the citizenship amendment bill.
The announcement was made by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the political parties convened by Sangma and AGP president Atul Bora here.
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, who was also present at the meeting, said that a resolution was taken to unanimously oppose the bill which
was “dangerous and harmful for the people of the northeast.”
The ten political partes who participated in the meeting were Mizo National Front (MNF), United Democratic Party (UDP), Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF), National Peoples’ Party (NPP),
National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Hill State Peoples Democratic Party (HSPDP), Peoples Democratic Front (PDF), Indigenous People Front of Tripura (IPFT) and the Khnam.
The JD(U) was represented at the meeting by its northeast incharge, NSN Lotha.