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North East

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...

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...
North East

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,...
North East

Assam CM, leader of Opposition hit back at lawyer Kapil Sibal for his Myanmar remark

Guwahati, December 9: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has hit back at lawyer Kapil Sibal for saying the state was once a part of Myanmar. Leader of the opposition in Assam assembly, Debabrata Saikia, wrote to Sibal asking him to withdraw the statement. Sibal, while appearing before the Supreme Court earlier this week during a hearing on the citizenship issue, said Assam was a part of Myanmar and it was handed over to the British in 1824 after the latter conquered part of the territory. Reacting to the statement,...
North East

Assam’s opposition parties to resist CAA implementation

Guwahati, November 27: Opposition parties of Assam on Monday said they will oppose any move by the central government to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), a day after Union MoS for Home Ajay Mishra claimed that the final draft of the legislation is expected to be ready by March next. They said people of the state will not tolerate any attempt to impose an ‘unconstitutional’ law, which goes against the provisions of the Assam Accord of 1985. Mishra, while addressing the Matua community in West Bengal on Sunday, said...
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