Assam BJP spokesperson Mehdi Alam Bora Tuesday resigned from all posts of the party in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Bora’s resignation came hours after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. He submitted the resignation letter to the state BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass.
I oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill. I truly feel that it will harm the Assamese society,” Bora said in his resignation letter.
“This will also hurt the secular fabric of the Assamese society. I have always been opposing this Bill
“On account of the Bill being passed in Lok Sabha, I could not agree with BJP party and so resigning from all posts, including primary membership,” Bora said.
Former vice president of the party’s Sonitpur district committee, Anupam Baruah also resigned from the party on Tuesday.