Assam Congress leaders have decided not to attend the meeting called by Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday to discuss the proposed amendment in the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
The Home Minister has called a consultative meeting of the civil society groups and political parties to discuss the proposed citizenship amendment bill.
The Congress MPs from the Northeast and the Naga People’s Front (NPF) protested in Parliament against the CAB.
The meeting is likely to be attended by all the political parties, ethnic groups of the Northeastern states and civil society groups.
The bill is a key BJP plank which is aimed at granting nationality to non-Muslim immigrants from neighbouring countries.