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BJP Ally NPP Demands Repeal Of CAA at All-party Meet

Agatha Sangma, NPP leader and MP from Tura in Meghalaya, said like the farm laws, government should also repeal Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) bearing in mind the sentiments of people of the Northeast.

She raised this demand at a meeting of constituents of the ruling NDA as well as at the all-party meeting convened ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament on Sunday in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union ministers Pralhad Joshi and Piyush Goyal.

“Since the farm laws have been repealed and this was done primarily keeping in mind the sentiments of the people, therefore, I requested the government to repeal the CAA keeping in mind the same sort of sentiments of the people from the Northeast,” Sangma said.

There was no response from the government but it has taken detail notes of the demands made by the floor leaders of all parties, Sangma said.

The CAA, which facilitates granting of Indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed by Parliament in 2019 and had led to protests in different parts of the country.

The President had given his assent to the legislation on December 12, 2019.

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