Cit­i­zen­ship Bill wrong in all as­pects: Yash­want

The Free Press Journal - - NATION - AGEN­CIES /

For­mer Union fi­nance min­is­ter Yash­want Sinha on Sun­day said the Cit­i­zen­ship (Amend­ment) Bill is "wrong" in all as­pects and claimed there is no chance of get­ting it passed in the Ra­jya Sabha as the govern­ment is "un­likely" to in­tro­duce it in the Up­per House.

De­liv­er­ing a lec­ture on 'State of the Na­tion and the way for­ward' here, Sinha, who had quit the BJP last year, ap­pealed the people "not to give a sin­gle seat" to the party dur­ing the up­com­ing Lok Sabha polls.

"You are con­cerned whether Cit­i­zen­ship Bill will be passed in Ra­jya Sabha. I think it is the big­gest con­cern of North East at this mo­ment. All those people I spoke to, they are de­ter­mined not to pass the Bill. So I do not think the govern­ment will dare to pass the Bill. "That's why I be­lieve it will not be passed in this ses­sion. So no chance that it will be passed by this govt," he said. Sinha claimed that "this govt is not com­ing back to power again. So there is no need to worry about the Bill."

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