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NESO gets Rahul’s word on opposing CAB
SHILLONG/ DELHI: A delegation of the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO), which is campaigning against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, met AICC president, Rahul Gandhi, in New Delhi on Monday.
The AICC president assured the delegation that the Congress is against the CAB and will vote against it if it is brought in the Rajya Sabha, sources said.
He also said that he will not allow anyone to crush the culture, language and identity of the indigenous peoples of the North East while asserting he is for the Assam Accord.
“We have apprised the Congress president about the people’s apprehension about the bill and how it can hurt the indigenous people of the North East, its languages and culture. He assured us that the Congress party will oppose the bill in Rajya Sabha,” NESO advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharjya said.
The NESO team also met Trinamool Congress MP, Saugata Roy, who also assured the delegation that his party is not in favour of the bill and will vote against if it is introduced in the Rajya Sabha.
It is understood that the NESO will continue to meet with other political parties on the issue. (With Agencies)