A statement issued by Richard Mrong Marak, the state Youth Congress president said when the whole of the Northeast is opposing it, the National People’s Party (NPP) should do away with hypocrisy and double standards and clear their stand on this communally motivated bill for once and for all.
“We would like to remind the people that when CAB, 2016 was introduced in 2016, Conrad K Sangma was the MP of Tura and also a part of the government of the day who introduced the bill and he was silent then and other than photo ops with central leaders, what did he do to earn the moniker Iconic Hero of North East?”, the statement further read.
“As we have already stated before, and we still do, this is a fight of ideology and goes against the idea of India as envisioned by the hundreds of freedom fighters who gave up their lives for a free secular democracy,” it further stated.
“The idea of One Nation, One Language, One Religion, etc, that is being envisioned by the present government is a threat to the very idea of Unity and Diversity,” he further said.
“Instead of objecting to this idea that the BJP want to unconstitutionally impose upon the nation, why Conrad K Sangma and NPP still supporting them?”, the Youth Congress questioned.
“Worse case scenario, as the precedent has been created in Jammu & Kashmir, the financial crisis in the State is being created so that there will be turmoil in the State and President’s rule will be imposed, which in turn will pave the way to pass these kind of communally motivated bills unopposed,” it said.
Conrad Sangma and James Sangma should note that the chief ministers of Jammu & Kashmir who supported the BJP were all under house arrest, it stated.
“We hope that this does not take place. On this note, we would like to remind the people that India is not a democracy for majoritarian views, but it is a democratic republic in which the rights of each and every individual is respected,” it reiterated.