Atul Bora, president of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and a minister in the BJP-led Assam Government on Saturday threatened to break alliance from the ruling government if the centre passes the much debated Citizenship (Amendmend) Bill 2016.
“If Centre passes the Citizen Amendment Bill 2016 in the Parliament then we will break our alliance with the (BJP-led) state govt.” Bora said.
“Currently, we (Asom Gana Parishad) are a part of the BJP-led Assam government. If Centre passes the Citizen Amendment Bill 2016 in the Parliament then we will break our alliance with the state government”, Bora added.
AGP and all its ministers have been constantly opposing the implementation of the Citizenship Bill which has been a topic of debate and controversy in the state now.
“It will violate the Assam Accord and it will also violate the entire process of NRC updation. The people fought for six long years to detect and deport the illegal immigrants from Assam after which the Assam Accord was signed. The agitation saw the sacrifice and bloodshed of 855 People”, the minister said.
Prior to this, AGP chief and former Assam CM Prafulla Kumar Mahanta had accused the BJP Government of using the Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) process for political gains and had demanded immediate withdrawal of the proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act.