Guwahati, 25 January 2019:

Following the massive protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill  that saw more than 30,000 people take to the streets ion Wednesday, Chief Minister Zoramthanga said on Thursday that the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) would not hesitate to break ties with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) if the Bill is not scrapped.

The Manipur CM said, while addressing party workers at Aibawk village, that the MNF and his government had been making all-out efforts to ensure that the Bill is revoked.

“The ruling party would withdraw its support to the NDA if situation arises,” Zoramthanga said.

“The state cabinet adopted a resolution opposing the proposed legislation and I have met both the prime minister and the Union Home minister to inform them about our opposition to the legislation,” the CM said.

The Citizenship Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8, seeks to grant Indian nationality to non-Muslims who fled religious persecution from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and entered India before December 31, 2014.

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