BJP committed to passing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, says PM Modi

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SILCHAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said, the BJP is committed to passing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill once the NDA returns to power after the Lok Sabha election.


He was talking to the public during a poll rally here. It was his second day in Assam.

“The bill will be amended after proper consultation with all sections of the society and ensuring the safety of the Assamese community”, Modi said.

“Protection to Assamese language, culture and identity will be ensured while considering the Bill, he promised.

On January 8, the Bill had been passed by the Lok Sabha by the Modi government. But it was not introduced in the Rajya Sabha. Now the Bill is all set to lapse on June 3.

On Thursday morning, polling held in 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections.

Meantime, voting is also held in 175 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh, 32 in Sikkim and 28 seats in Odisha.

Voting for the 543 Lok Sabha seats is being held in seven phases: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.

Counting of the votes will be done on May 23.

 

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