Skip to contentSkip to navigation

AGP to pull out of Sonowal govt!

NEWS DELHI:The Asom Gana Parishad on Friday gave hint of an extreme step if the Centre proceed with the deal to grant citizenship to the Hindu Bangladeshi immigrants.

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi after meeting Union home minister Rajnath Singh, the 8 member delegation of the regional party and coalition partner said they are still dead opposed to the NDA government's initiatives.

"We have apprised Singh of our concern. We have talked to other regional parties like TDP, Akali Dal, BJD and received huge support in our favor. We won't compromise,"said Dr Kamala Kalita who was one of the members.

Former Union minister BP Baishya said,"if need be we need to pull out of the coalition government. Two cabinet berths is not a big issue. The issue is Assam and it's people."

The regional party held a citizens' convention in Guwahati on Thursday morning where the party resolved to firmly oppose the Citizenship(Amendment) Bill, 2016 inside and outside Parliament.

The significant development assumes significance when a BJP delegation also called on Singh on Friday in support of the Bill saying that the Bill should be passed at an earlier date to help the Hindu immigrants stay safe before the publication of the NRC draft.

Author info

AT News's picture

Assam Times Staff

Add new comment

Republish

More Stories

MBA as a career option

1 Jan 2012 - 11:28pm | Arindam Garg
I decided to pen down an article on MBA as this is a question that I have to address in most of the counseling sessions that I address. I would like to start from the basics and discuss the...

14 militants surrender in Diphu

3 Sep 2014 - 5:51pm | AT News
Fourteen militants belonging to three separate outfits, on Wednesday surrendered before Diphu police on Wednesday. They further deposited a huge cache of arms and ammunition before Karbi Anglong...

Pandu College - first Tobacco-free zone college in the North-east

2 Jun 2010 - 4:12pm | Daya Nath Singh
‘Awareness’, Forum for legal and health awareness, a Non-Governmental Organization, celebrated World No-tobacco Day on May 31st last. The Forum with the support of LG Electronics India...