Quota and Citizenship Amendment Bill
Talking on two critical bills – Quota and Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB )- passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi guaranteed that privileges of all sections are secure and these bills will not the slightest bit encroach on them.
“I want to assure the people of Assam and North-East that their rights will not be hurt after passage of the Citizenship Bill,” Modi said at a function in Maharashtra’s Solapur, according to PTI
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the bill that looks to give Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, activating dissents in Assam and other North East states.
Challenges had ejected crosswise over Assam on Monday evening as the NDA government cleared changes to the Citizenship Act inciting one of its provincial partners, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), to break ties.
The All Assam Students Union, the influential student body which was at the forefront of the Assam agitation against foreigners, is leading the protest against the proposed amendment which, according to them, violates the Assam Accord which promised to detect and deport foreigners irrespective of their religious background.
The Opposition Congress says the Bill would make ethnic divisions in Assam as well as the whole North-East and could prompt a resurgence of radical gatherings.
On Quota charge
The Prime Minister said the smooth section of the bill which gives 10 percent standard to the general classification poor in employments and educations in the Lok Sabha is a “solid answer” by the Parliament to those “spreading lies”.
As the Rajya Sabha witnessed uproar over the bill, the Prime Minister Rajya Sabha said the rights of the deprived sections, including the Dalits and the tribal people, will not be affected because of this bill, PTI reported.
He termed the the passage of the bill in the Lok Sabha as a “historic” step which seeks to uplift the deprived sections and also illustrates the commitment of the government to prioritising the good of those needing it the most.
Talking in the wake of initiating an expressway venture worked at a speculation of over Rs 970 crore, Modi said Solapur will before long be secured under the Udaan Scheme which looks to interface far away places with air network.
He also laid the foundation stone of a over Rs 1,800 crore project of 30,000 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana here.