Newmai News Network
Aizawl | December 9
Mizoram chief minister, Zoramthanga on Monday expressed happiness on the Centre’s decision to exempt Mizoram and some other north-eastern states from the purview of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which was tabled in the Parliament on Monday.
Addressing a meeting at Mizo Hnam Run (MNF office) here, Zoramthanga said the people of Mizoram in general and political parties, NGOs and churches in particular had strongly opposed to the bill.
“It is fortunate that the collective efforts of the common people, political parties, NGOs and churches have yielded results accordingly which Mizoram has been exempted from the ambit of the bill,” he said. He also said that his government is in great exultation over Mizoram being exempted from the purview of the bill.
The chief minister then said that he did not blame the proposed total shutdown on Tuesday called by state’s apex student body, Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) under the aegis of North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) to show solidarity with the people of Northeast.
Amid protest, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
Chief minister Zoramthanga also said that he visited the national capital last week and met important leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.