New Delhi/Guwahati : A major setback to the ruling BJP party as the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was not tabled in the Upper House of the Parliament on February 13th, 2019. It may be mentioned that the Bill has lapsed as the Rajya Sabha failed to pass it on the last day of the Budget session.
CAB not tabled in Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House sine die on February 13th, 2019. The house sat in 18 sessions since June 2014, since June 2014, since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s tenure again.
As soon as the news spread of the House being adjourned by the chairman, merry making started in Northeast with people rejoicing, singing, dancing, distributing sweets as well as firing crackers.
CAB not tabled in Rajya Sabha | The Bill dies a natural death
The indigenous people of the Northeast region are afraid that identity would be lost if the Bill was enacted. The leaders of the students’ unions and civil societies said that the stir would be intensified if the Rajya Sabha if passes the bill. Massive protests broke out across the Northeast region ever since the Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha.
Soon after the House was adjourned AASU General Secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi gave his opinion on the issue that it is a “historic win” for the people of Assam and that it is because of the collective effort and struggle by the people that the CAB couldn’t be passed in Rajya Sabha today.
CAB not tabled
“We extend our gratitude to all the national political parties including Janata Dal (United), Shiv Sena, Biju Janata Dal, for supporting us in the time of crisis. The Bill is anti-national,” he added.