The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) meeting over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in New Delhi remained inconclusive for the second consecutive term on Tuesday. KMSS to launch digital campaign against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
There was no consensus over the Bill in meeting with members giving different opinions on it. A few members said that ‘Hindu’ word should be removed from the Bill where as a few said that “Indigenous” word should be included in the Bill.
A few suggested that the Bill should be withdrawn in totality whereas a few opined for a fresh Amendment of the Bill.
JPC chairman Rajendra Agrawal convened the meeting for the second consecutive term after similar meeting was failed last week.
“There was no consensus today. We will again sit for another round of discussion and if we don’t get any consensus over the Bill, we may go for voting among the committee members…but we will definitely try to introduce the Bill in the coming winter session of the Parliament,” said JPC chairman Agrawal.
In the last meeting it was told that all the 30 members of the committee should be issued with a notice over the amendment. The next meeting of the JPC is likely to take place on December 6.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal who arrived in New Delhi this evening met Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.