UDP, NPF quit NEDA: Lotha

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The United Democratic Party (UDP) of Meghalaya and the Naga People’s Front (NPF) of Nagaland have quitted the alliance with North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), claimed Hayithung Bill Lotha on Tuesday, who recently quitted BJP amid the protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Speaking to media in New Delhi, Lotha said that BJP president Amit Shah’s remarks regarding CAB in Lakhimpur have disappointed the regional parties in northeast. He claimed that UDP in Meghalaya and NPF in Nagaland have unofficial come out of the alliance with NEDA.

It should be noted that Amit Shah on Sunday said that if the BJP comes back to power again, the party would revive the CAB. Shah’s remarks have evoked sharp reactions among various political as well as indigenous organizations in the northeastern States as the CAB lapsed in Rajya Sabha after massive protests in the region.

Notably, UDP has 8 MLAs in the NPP-led NEDA government in Meghalaya, while NPF is the main opposition party in Nagaland.

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