The Krisak Mukti Sangram Samity (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) leader Palash Changmai met several opposition leaders in the national capital seeking their support to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
Both Gogoi and Changmai called on JDU leader KC Tyagi in the morning and senior Congress leader Jayram Ramesh in the evening.
Both the leaders have reportedly assured them that they will oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament.
Taking the fight against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Gogoi and Changmai have been campaigning in New Delhi for last few days seeking opposition’s support against the Bill.
“I have already met RJD and JDU leaders seeking their support against the Citizenship Amendment Bill,” said Gogoi in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Gogoi said that he will meet all the non-BJP political parties who have their members in the Rajya Sabha.
“When the Parliament session starts from January 31, we will see that this bill is opposed by majority of the political parties,” said Gogoi.
He said that JDU in its national council meeting has already decided to oppose the Bill.
“In spite of the fact that they (JDU) are a partner in the present central government, they are still opposing the bill,” said Gogoi.
He also criticized Assam health and education minister Himanta Biswa Sharma accusing him of using government power to suppress the agitators who are opposing the Citizenship Bill.
“The minister should refrain from suck kind of activities or else he will face the wrath of the Assamese people,” said Gogoi.