After supporting the Parliament's Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is now taking an anti-CAA stand as it called on the Center on Tuesday to demand that Assam be kept out of CAA's remit.
A delegation from the AGP led by President Atul Bora called on Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Tuesday and handed in a letter urging Mukhi to forward it to the Prime Minister.
Later while interacting with the media Bora said, “We have demanded for keeping Assam out of CAA purview in the letter.”
“The Sixth Schedule areas of Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya along with Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram are out of CAA. We want entire Assam to be out of it,” Bora added.
“Moreover, the interests of the indigenous people of Assam should be safeguarded at any cost,” he further said.
Nonetheless, the AGP delegation refused to say anything if they are going to continue to be part of the NDA or not.
There were also no clear answers given by Bora as to why AGP voted in favor of CAA in Rajya Sabha.
AGP MP Birendra Prasad Baishya voted in favor of CAA in Rajya Sabha despite arguing that the "act could hamper Assam and its culture and tradition."
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