Speaking on the issue of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Rajya Sabha member and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad termed the CAB bill as “totally unconstitutional“. The leader further said that his party will oppose the Bill in the Upper House.
Ghulam Nabi Azad further added that his party also had a meeting with many like-minded political parties. As quoted by ANI, he said, “We were as many as 13 political parties and we unanimously decided that we will vote against this Bill, because it is against the basic structure of the Constitution of India. It is totally unconstitutional. This is not good for the health of the country.”
Slamming the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party, Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the saffron party is diverting the national issues such as unemployment and instead of coming out with other things since the government formation.
It has been noted that the Bill will be tabled in the Upper House at 2 pm by Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday.
Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Rajya Sabha's Revised List of Business for tomorrow, to be tabled by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The Bill will be tabled in the House at 2 pm. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/Ck46AGnceN
— ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2019
Previously, Congress party has also asked all of its state units to demonstrate ‘Dharna Pardarshan‘ on December 11 across the nation. Earlier, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed with a majority of 311 votes against 80 in the Lok Sabha out of a total of 391 members who were present and voted.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill), 2019 bill seeks to declare Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Zorastrian, Parsis, and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan eligible for citizenship who came to India before December 31, 2014. Although the Bill only carries the provision of citizenship for the non-muslim population that arrived from the neighboring nations.