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Assam BJP MLAs ask CM to allay fears on Act

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Published : Dec 20, 2019, 1:24 am IST
Updated : Dec 20, 2019, 1:24 am IST

The legislators, who had a closed door meeting at the residence of Mr Hazarika however refused to reveal all the issues.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. (Photo: File)
 Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. (Photo: File)

Guwahati: Bogged down by frequent attack by protesters, a groups of 20 BJP legislators on Thursday called upon the chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and pleaded to take some bold steps to allay fear and doubts about the amended Citizenship Act that is creating unrest among the indigenous people of the state.

Asserting that BJP legislators are facing protest and anger of people due to the prevailing confusion among the people about the citizenship law, the BJP’s MLA from Sootea constituency Padma Hazarika who led the delegation to chief minister told reporters, “There is mistrust in the BJP and their leaders — due to the law and it must be cleared at the earliest.”

 

He said, “We urged the chief minister to take strong steps regarding the protection of language, culture and the people and also to ensure strong constitutional safeguards in these matters.”

The legislators, who had a closed door meeting at the residence of Mr Hazarika however refused to reveal all the issues and subjects that they discussed with the chief minister nd his deputy Mr Sarma. “We can’t reveal and discuss all the issues that we have taken up,” he said.

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