File Photo of AGP president Atul Bora, working president Keshab Mahanta with other party leaders, activists taking out a rally against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 during Sankanad programme at Bongaigaon on June 7, 2018. UB Photos

The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) meeting over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in New Delhi on Tuesday remains inclusive with leaders of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) keep shouting against the controversial Bill at the Parliament House.

JPC chairman Rajendra Agrawal has said that the committee will again sit on November 27 with all the members of the committee will be circulated with a notice on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

“Many of the members of the 30 members committee did not receive notice over the amendment. Thus the committee will again sit on November 27 and if necessary it will again sit for the third time on December 6 for taking a final call,” a member of the JPC told Northeast Now.

The JPC chairman convened the much hyped meeting over the controversial Bill at the Parliament House.

All AGP members including Atul Bora, Keshav Mahanta, Phanibhushan Choudhury, Birendra Prasad Baishya and Ramendra Narayan Kalita were present in the meeting.

“We have appealed to all the members of the committee to oppose the Bill as it stands against the sentiments and interests of the indigenous people of the state,” AGP president Atul Bora said.

Bora reiterated that neither Hindus nor Muslims who have entered into Assam after March 24, 1971 will allow staying in the state.

The AGP leaders met all other members of the JPC and appealed them to oppose the Bill.

On Monday AGP delegation called on JPC chairman Agrawal and member Swapan Dasgupta and reiterated their protest against the Bill.

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