The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is dividing the state BJP legislators much to the major embarrassment of the central leadership who are annoyed with the on going schemes of things.
According to what the sources say, party’s national general secretary Ram Madhav went tougher against the 6 party legislatures who spoke up against the controversial Bill that promises citizenship to non Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The senior party leaders rued that these legislators should have raised the issue inside the party floor before venting ire on camera which was contrary to the party’s discipline.
The central leadership are further disappointed with assembly Speaker Hiten Goswami who was second to make open comment against the Bill mooted by his own party. All they were warned of action if they refuses to go on the party line.
“The central leadership is very disappointed. But this is not right time for them to take action against them since the Lok Sabha polls are round the corner. Any strict action might trigger revolt and the party would have to pay heavy price in the long run,” said senior party leader.
Dispur MLA Atul Bora was the first to oppose the Bill from its inception. Then assembly Speaker Hiten Goswami aired his grievance to be followed by Sootea MLA Padma Hazarika. Then Lahwal MLA Rhituporna Barua talked to reporters against the Bill to be followed by Devananda Hazarika.
Sources more and more MLAs are going to vent ire against the Bill within the next week which could put Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in a fix.
Nagaland is gearing up for Chaga Gadi Festival from October 30. Liangmai community people are all prepared to celebrate the much vaunted festival in Kohima. The Highland Park near the Indira Gandhi stadium in Kohima wears a fresh look a week before the festival.
Liangmai Welfare Society has invited all the Liangmai people to come and join the festival. During the celebration of Chaga Gadi festival Zeliang tradition would be showcased in all the competitions like traditional folk song, solo & group, cultural dance, best traditional dress attire, couple show , tug of war ( women group) ( Men group )
Tapikaubo( Catching Pig head, etc. and many more entertainment items will be presented.
GUWAHATI: The Assam police team probing the coal scam has arrested three enforcement officers of the transport department in Guwahati on Saturday.
According to information, Madhab Neog, Chittranjan Nath and Mrigen Sarma were picked up on Saturday morning to be arrested after marathon interrogation. The trio allegedly helped the coal traders run smuggling of black diamond for cash.
More officers and coal traders are likely to be arrested soon. Details awaited.
Dispur on Monday has asked the Darrang Deputy Commissioner to file a detailed report on the incident where nearly a dozen students were taken ill after they were administered JE vaccination on Monday.
According to the district authorities, the students who have been undergoing treatment at the Mongoldoi Civil Hospital are stable and a number of tests are in process to ascertain the cause.
The students told Assam Times that they came to feel dizziness and nausea after taking the vaccines.
Health depatment officials said that it should not strike unnecessary panic among the school goers across the state.
They told Assam Times that the JE vaccination won’t halt following the Darrang incident. Children up to 15 years of age in several districts are being vaccinated to get rid f possible outbreak of Japanese encephalitis (JE) and acute encephalitis syndrome (AES).