KOLKATA, Jan 19 - Zoram Nationalist Party leader Lalduhawma today said the entire North East was “burning” because of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
“If the Bill is enacted..., India will no longer be the place that it used to be... So we want a secular government at the Centre so that this Bill is withdrawn or exemption must be given to the North East,” he said at the Opposition rally at the Brigade Parade Ground here.
Lalduhawma, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the Mizoram Assembly, alleged that the BJP and RSS are trying to rewrite history in their own way. He said: “We are looking forward to seeing a new secular government at the Centre so that the people of the North East are protected.”
After Lalduhawma ended his speech, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee said her party was against the CAB. – PTI