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Assam film body chief Jatin Bora quits BJP over Citizenship Act

Assam film body chief Jatin Bora quits BJP over Citizenship Act

Guwahati: Film actor and Assam Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jatin Bora on Thursday resigned from the party on Thursday in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). He is also the chairman of the Assam State Film (Finance and Development) Corporation Ltd.

Bora made the announcement of his resignation at a meeting sponsored by the All Assam Students’ Union at Latasil field in the presence of thousands of protesters that included artistes like Bollywood singer Zubeen Garg.

PTI quoted Bora as saying, “I don’t accept the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. My identity of Jatin Bora is because of the people of Assam and I am with them on this issue.” Mr. Bora had joined the BJP in 2014.

Voicing their opposition to the Law, several members of the Assamese film fraternity have come out in protest against it. Ravi Sharma another popular actor from the State, had quit the party protesting against the Bill a few days ago.

Protesting against the Bill, National Award-winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua On Tuesday, announced to withdraw his film Bhoga Khirikee (Broken Window), which was produced by Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, from the upcoming Assam film awards.

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