Asom Gana Parishad celebrates lapsing of citizenship bill in Rajya Sabha

Updated:1 month ago IST

Guwahati (Assam), Feb 14 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) former ally in Assam government, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Wednesday celebrated after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was lapsed in Rajya Sabha which adjourned sine die. AGP had parted ways with the BJP last month over the issue. The party workers celebrated with fireworks to show their pleasure over the Bill lapsing in Parliament. AGP and other regional organisations have criticised the Bill over fears that migrants could snatch their rights. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim migrants in Assam and other border states.

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