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Assam: After supporting CAB, key BJP ally turns against CAA

However, internet services will remain suspended until 16 December

Assam: After supporting CAB, key BJP ally turns against CAA
Protest over CAB. Photo: AFP

NEW DELHI: Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), who is a key ally of the BJP has turned against the amended Citizenship Act.

According to multiple media reports, the ruling BJP’s ally which had supported the bill has now decided to approach the supreme court against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

The Party had also held demonstrations at the AGP Parishad headquarters in Guwahati’s Ambari area demanding the resignation of three ministers, including party president Atul Bora.

Notably, AGP MPs had voted in favor of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament. However, on Saturday, the top AGP leadership announced its reversed stand.

The leaders have also decided to meet PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah over the matter of CAA.

Sporadic incidents of violence were reported in many parts of the Northeast following the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019. 

Significantly, curfew imposed in Guwahati and a few districts was relaxed for a few hours on Sunday.

However, internet services will remain suspended until 16 December.

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