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Assam Opposition parties flay CAA notification; AASU to fight; BJP welcomes

Guwahati, March 11: Opposition parties in Assam on Monday flayed the BJP government at the Centre for implementing the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA), paving the way for granting citizenship to undocumented non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan while the BJP has welcomed it. The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) which launched a six-year agitation demanding identification and deportation of illegal immigrants in 1979, said it will fight legally against the Centre's move. Congress leader of the opposition in Assam assembly Debabrata Saikia termed the notification of CAA...
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Assam’s Opposition parties seek meeting with PM Modi on CAA, warn of ‘volatile situation’ upon rollout

GUWAHATI, MARCH 5: Opposition parties in Assam have sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the state later this week to apprise him of the "volatile situation likely to arise" if the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA, is implemented. A letter seeking an appointment with PM Modi was dispatched by State Congress chief Bhupen Borah, who is also the president of the United Opposition Forum of Assam (UOFA) which represents 16 opposition parties. "There is a strong perception among the people of Assam irrespective of...
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BJP downplays SC’s electoral bonds verdict, accuses opposition of politicising the issue

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 15: The BJP on Thursday sought to downplay the Supreme Court verdict on electoral bonds, saying every decision of the apex Court should be respected and accused the opposition parties of politicising the issue. BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said the Opposition is politicising the issue as it does not have any alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and the positive work done by his Government. The BJP's reaction came after the Supreme Court in a landmark judgment annulled the electoral bonds scheme ahead of the Lok...
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Kokborok script issue: Opposition party threatens to change Tripura education board chief

Agartala, February 5: The Tipra Motha, the largest opposition party of Tripura, on Monday threatened that heads will roll in the state education board, if students appearing for their upcoming class 10 and 12 exams are not allowed to write their papers on Kokborok language in either Roman or Bengali script. Kokborok, an indigenous language spoken by nearly 24%t people of the northeastern state, does not have a script. Students generally write papers for the language in the Bengali script. The Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) President Dhananjoy Gonchowdhury,...
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