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NDA ally National People’s Party calls for repeal of CAA

Agatha Sangma, MP, represented the National People’s Party at the meeting of ruling National Democratic Alliance allies ahead of the Winter session of Parliament.   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

Meghalaya MP and National People’s Party (NPP) leader Agatha Sangma on Sunday asked for the repeal of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), much in the manner of the three controversial farm laws.

Ms. Sangma made the demand at a meeting of the NDA of which her party is a member, and despite the fact that it is the NDA government that has brought in the Act.

The meeting of the NDA members, held before the winter session of Parliament commences on Monday, was to ensure better floor coordination among the allies for the upcoming session.

“Keeping in mind the sentiments of the people of the Northeast, just as sentiments of the people were kept in mind while repealing the farm laws, I requested the government to repeal the CAA,” Ms. Sangma. Asked as to the response of the government to her request, she said “as of now” there was no response but it had been “taken note of” by leaders present at the meeting including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Both Prime Minister Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah did not attend the meeting.

Tamil Maanila Congress chief G.K. Vasan, in his turn requested the Central government to step in and aid the Tamil Nadu government in dealing with the floods resulting from incessant rains in the State for the last month.

Earlier in a meeting of the BJP parliamentary executive group, Mr. Rajnath Singh had urged leaders to make sure party MPs were well prepared to counter the Opposition and persist with the legislative business.


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