Tripura Congress VP Pijush Biswas
Tripura Congress vice-president Pijush Biswas addressing the media at Agartala. Image credit - Northeast Now

Tripura Congress vice-president Pijush Biswas on Thursday said they would not attend union home minister Amit Shah’s meeting Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).

Informing about the decision of the Tripura Congress, Biswas said they received the invitation from the home ministry for the meeting only on Thursday at 4 pm.

Biswas said, “The union home ministry has intentionally sent the letter at the last moment. The meeting will be held tomorrow and they sent the invitation letter just a day before the meeting.”

The Tripura Congress leader also said, “It is not possible for us to go to Delhi tomorrow to attend the meeting.”

He said Tripura Congress has condemned such kind of invitation.

The union home ministry has invited the Tripura Congress to attend a meeting with home minister Amit Shah to discuss the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) before tabling it in the Parliament.

The meeting will take place on November 19 in New Delhi, said Biswas on Thursday evening.

Biswas alleged that the central government does not want to listen to anything from any corner and that’s why they have sent the invitation letter “so late”.

Biswas said, “As a home minister Amit Shah has many responsibilities and maybe he has not enough time. But other leaders and people also have other duties. And it is not possible for us to attend a meeting called at anytime.”

Biswas said the Congress is opposing CAB and National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the nation and they will continue to oppose it.

“The BJP is trying to divide the nation in the name of CAB and NRC,” he added.

He also appealed to the people of the state to come and oppose CAB and NRC.

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