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'Delighted' PM Modi Applauds Amit Shah After Lok Sabha Clears Citizenship Amendment Bill

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lauded Home Minister Amit Shah For The Successful Passage Of Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 In Lok Sabha.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Mohit Pandey | Updated on: 10 Dec 2019, 12:33:20 AM
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the contentious bill after 12 hours of heated discussions.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded Home Minister Amit Shah for the successful passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha. The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the contentious bill after 12 hours of heated discussions. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The bill was passed in the lower house by 311-80 votes on Monday night.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “Delighted that the Lok Sabha has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 after a rich and extensive debate. I thank the various MPs and parties that supported the Bill. This Bill is in line with India’s centuries old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values.”

Heaping praise on Home Minister Shah, PM Modi added, “I would like to specially applaud Home Minister Ji for lucidly explaining all aspects of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. He also gave elaborate answers to the various points raised by respective MPs during the discussion in the Lok Sabha.”

The bill tabled by Home Minister Amit Shah was supported by Shiv Sena, JD(U), YSRCP, LJP, Shiromani Akali Dal, AIADMK, BJD while parties such as Congress, DMK, TRS, AIMIM, Trinamool Congress, AIUDF, SP, BSP opposed the bill in the Lok Sabha. 

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First Published : 10 Dec 2019, 12:22:51 AM