Protesters demand scrapping of Citizenship (Modification) Invoice, 2016 I Picture credit score: PTI  |  Photo Credit score: PTI
Dispur/New Delhi: As BJP faces a coup from its allies and even its state models within the North-east over the Citizenship (Modification) Invoice, 2016, Congress has moved in with a proposal for Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal which he may discover tough to refuse within the backdrop of large protests within the state over the controversial invoice. Congress chief Debabrata Saikia on Saturday requested Assam CM Sonowal to give up its alliance with the BJP and kind and be a part of arms with Congress to kind the federal government.
“In view of the present scenario within the state following the Citizenship Modification Invoice giving rise to protests right here, Sarbananda Sonowal ought to go away BJP and are available out with even simply 40 of his MLAs,” Sakia who’s the chief of Opposition in Assam Meeting was quoted by PTI as saying.
“We may have Sonowal solely because the chief minister of Assam once more. We’ve got 25 legislators within the 126-member Home. We will take help from AGP and different events to kind the brand new state authorities,” he added.
Earlier, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) withdrew from the alliance with the BJP and three of its minister tendered resignations on Wednesday (January 9) two days after their occasion give up the alliance. The three AGP ministers who resigned right now are – AGP president and Agricultural Minister Atul Bora, Water Assets Minister Keshab Mahanta and Meals and Civil Provides Minister Phani Bhushan Choudhury.
Assam witnessed large protests in opposition to the invoice whilst demonstrators blocked roads and in some components of the state stripped and marched on the roads. College students from greater than 15 faculties and two state-run universities boycotted the lessons for an indefinite interval protesting the passage of the Invoice within the Lok Sabha.
BJP-dominated Lok Sabha or Decrease Home of the Parliament on Tuesday handed the Citizenship (Modification) Invoice, 2016, which seeks to offer citizenship to immigrants of all faiths barring Islam from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh after six years of residence in India. North-eastern states particularly Assam which borders Bangladesh and the states of Manipur and Mizoram proceed to witness heavy protests.
In the meantime, AGP mentioned it should come again to the BJP fold if the Centre scraps the Invoice. The disquiet within the northeast over Citizenship Invoice: What’s driving the protests
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