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Citizenship bill will never cause any harm to Assam, northeast: PM Modi


CHANGSARI (ASSAM): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday confident the folk of Assam and the northeast that the citizenship bill will on no account cause harm to their pastime.

He was once addressing a public rally right here in the assembly constituency of Assam health minister and BJP-led NEDA convener Himata Biswa Sarma.

"It is a national commitment to the people of the northeast that they will not be harmed in any way and citizenship will be only granted after due investigation and recommendation of the state governments," Modi said.

It must be understood that there is a distinction between those that forcefully entered the rustic and those that had been "forced to flee their homes to save their lives due to their faith. Both are not the same", he said.

"We have committed to provide shelter to the minorities in neighbouring countries who had to leave everything due to the atrocities inflicted on them. They have come to our country and embraced the idea and ethos of Mother India," he said.

The Prime Minister additionally lashed out at the ones spreading misinformation concerning the legislation, saying that individuals who destroyed the rustic for years are actually spreading fallacious information about the bill for their own pursuits.

The BJP is committed to enforce the 36-year previous Assam Accord and a committee set up on the implementation of its Clause 6 is a step in that course, Modi said.

The BJP-led NDA executive is committed to protect the language, culture, resources, hopes and aspirations of the folk of Assam and northeast, he said.


The Prime Minister added that the BJP executive will make Assam the oil and gasoline hub of the rustic and said that initiatives value Rs 14,000 crore have been finished in the closing 4 years.


The citizenship bill supplies for in accordance Indian citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after seven years of place of dwelling in India as a substitute of 12 years, which is the norm recently, even supposing they do not possess any document.


The legislation was once passed by the Lok Sabha during the iciness session on January 8 and has been looking ahead to Rajya Sabha nod.


There has been robust opposition in Assam and other northeastern states in opposition to the bill.


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