The Congress has decided to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in the Parliament.
Union home minister Amit Shah will table the Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
The congress took the decision in a meeting of the party’s parliamentary strategy group at party chief Sonia Gandhi’s residence in New Delhi on Sunday.
“The bill is a violation of our Constitution’s secular ethos, culture, tradition and civilisation, and we will oppose it,” Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told reporters.
The Congress has already decided to talk to likeminded parties to oppose the bill but in the lower house the opposition could not do anything as BJP has a majority but in Rajya Sabha Congress may try to stall the bill.
The Left parties have also decided to oppose the bill and press for amendments.
The party said on Sunday said that “it will move two amendments seeking deletion of reference to Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and to religion in the Bill”, as it wants refugees from all neighbouring countries under the ambit of the Bill.