CAB row: Concerns of indigenous NE people being addressed, says Rijiju
SHILLONG, Dec 06:
Union Minister of State incharge Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said that the BJP-led NDA Government will try to address the concerns of the indigenous population of the North Eastern region on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019.
The Union Minister of State also downplayed that the impact that the amendment bill will have on the indigenous community of the region.
"The concerns of the indigenous people of the Northeast are being addressed and looked into. I don't think that the amendment bill will have an impact on the people of the region," Rijiju said while speaking to reporters in Shillong today.
Rijiju is in Shillong to attend the Chief Ministers' Conclave which was chaired by Chief Minister, Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma on the concluding day of the North East Food Show 2019 today.
He further said that Union Home Minister, Amit Shah has also heard the views and concerns of the various groups from the region on the CAB.
It may be mentioned that the amendment bill of the CAB which was approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday is likely to be introduced in the Parliament next week.
Meanwhile, Rijiju said that it will be clearer that the indigenous population of the region is well protected once there is a discussion on the final amendment bill.