Citizenship Bill Will Infringe Rights Of Indigenous People: Prafulla Kumar Mahanta

AGP should not compromise with the BJP only for sake of power: Prafulla Kumar Mahanta


The former Assam Chief Minister and the Asom Gana Parishad leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on November 22nd, 2019, reiterated his opposition to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s move to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Addressing a press conference here in Guwahati, Mahanta said, “The Citizenship Bill, if implemented, will infringe the rights of the indigenous people of the state.” He further said that the Bill would open the doors for the illegal foreigners in the state.

Talking about the AGP’s decision to oppose the Bill, Mahanta said, “The AGP should not compromise with the BJP only for sake of power. The party has already decided to oppose the Bill.”

Meanwhile, speaking on the launching ceremony of the party’s students’ wing, the leader said, “I was not invited to the programme. I would not have gone to the programme because All Assam Students’ Organisation if more important for Assam.”

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