Four major opposition parties and a BJP ally are all set attack the government on January 7 when the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) submit its report on the Citizenship Bill in the Lok Sabha.
“We will oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. We are with the people of Assam,” said Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi.
In fact, JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar last year had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modiu raising his voice against the Bill.
“We may be an ally with the BJP in Bihar. But we protest against some of the policies being pursued by the BJP,” said Tyagi.
Four parties mainly Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPM and Samajwadi Party have opposed the Citizenship Bill. Now, the BJP ally, JDU has also come forward in opposing the Bill.
Echoing the same view, Left leaders have said that the present government is trying to determine Indian citizenship on the basis of religion.
“They are brining Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016…Now the Indian citizenship will be determined on the basis of religion. This is inimical to Indian Constitution,” said a Left leader
Congress leader Pawan Khera said that the way the entire process is being done, “it has become a tool of polarizing political narrative.”
The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) will table the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha on Monday.