CAB : Opp-sponsored amendments defeated at JPC meet

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All amendments moved by the opposition in the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, which seeks to grant Indian nationality to people belonging to minority communities in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, were defeated on Monday evening after the final meeting.

Now, the draft will be finalised by the JPC, headed by BJP MP Rajendra Agrawal, in its next meeting to be held on January 3. It will be presented in the Lok Sabha next week in its original form.

All opposition-sponsored amendments were defeated at the JPC meeting held on Monday, a Rajya Sabha MP, who attended the meeting said.

The meeting held at the Sansad Bhawan in New Delhi.

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