Assam: Asom Gana Parishad cuts off ties with Bharatiya Janata Party over Citizenship Amendment Bill
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Assam: Asom Gana Parishad cuts off ties with BJP over Citizenship Amendment Bill

Asom Gana Parishad, the ally of BJP in Assam has decided to cut its ties with the Party over the Citizenship Bill. While the regional parties announced breaking it’s cords with the saffron party, Asom Gana Parishad(AGP) drew sharp criticism for maintaining its alliance with party.

Former Chief Minister of Assam and President of Asom gana Parishad party said in a letter that they had decided to form an alliance with the BJP party on the understanding on the Assam Accord and other issues. He continued further that the government of India has violated the understanding by introducing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.

Earlier, a youth leader had said, “How long is the AGP going to wait? Our leaders say that the party will not tolerate passage of the controversial Bill. However, the leaders are silent even after the Prime Minister made it clear that it will be passed soon.”

The AGP and Bodo People’s Front (BPF) were members of the BJP-led ruling alliance in Assam. The AGP and BPF both have three legislators.

Citizen Amendment Bill could be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.

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