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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha today

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha today
December 09
08:42 2019

NET Bureau

Notwithstanding the massive protest in Assam and the North East, the Centre is going ahead with the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which will be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

According to the advance list of business, the CAB is the second Bill to be taken up for debate and passage. However, on Monday, the Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019, also tabled by Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be taken up first.

According to sources, the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) in its meeting last week decided to take up the CAB for discussion and passage on December 10, though the Bill will be tabled on Monday.

On Monday, two important businesses – discussion and passage of the Arms (Amendment) Bill, and a discussion under Rule 193 on crop loss due to various reasons and its impact on farmers raised by Suresh Kodikunnil on December 5 – are likely to take precedence over the CAB, said sources.

The BJP has issued a three-line whip to all its MPs asking them to be present in the Lok Sabha from December 9-11, stating that important legislative business will be taken up for discussion and passage. “All MPs are therefore requested to be positively present during all the three days from Monday to Wednesday and support the government stand,” the whip said.

The BAC of the Rajya Sabha is scheduled to meet on Monday to decide the list of business proposed to be taken up during the last week of the Winter Session. In the Rajya Sabha, the Opposition is planning to push for referring the CAB to a Parliamentary Select Committee.

The CAB is likely to have smooth sailing in the Lok Sabha as the NDA strength is 358, out of which 303 are of the BJP alone. With 303 seats in the Lok Sabha and 73 in the Rajya Sabha, the BJP is the largest party from the NDA in Parliament.

Meanwhile, at least 12 students of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) North East cell resigned on Sunday in protest against the CAB. The students from Assam studying in Delhi University also staged a demonstration against the CAB and raised slogans against State BJP leaders. The students who are appearing in examinations staged the protest on Sunday under the aegis of the All Assamese Students’ Union. “We will not accept CAB under any circumstances,” the students said.

The Congress has been conducting backroom discussions with like-minded parties and also trying to reach out to parties like the AIADMK, Biju Janata Dal (BJD), YSR Congress and Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), which together have over 20 MPs in the Rajya Sabha, sources said.

Source: The Assam Tribune

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