Agartala | Feb 10, 2019
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Tripura on Feb 09, the Royal Scion Pradyot Manikya has appealed the PM to recall the Citizenship Amendment Bill saying that the Bill is not in terms with the wishes of the people of Northeast India and threatens their very existence.
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It may be recalled that the PM made no mention of the CAB and its implications in his speech to the people of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam or Tripura and interestingly, none of the ministers in Tripura seemed to have apprise the PM on the issue that has been haunting the entire region since the beginning of this year.
He said, “I believe that the Bill might be passed in Rajya Sabha on Feb 12 as stated by various media reports and I am in talks with JDU, Shiv Sena and others and requested them to express solidarity with us and vote against the Bill. I will personally make attempts to stall its passage in the RS as it threatens the existence of indigenous people in the region”.
He also asserted his strong conviction to the slogan “Polia Jati Ulo Party” while appealing politicians to forget their party affiliations and stand up for their identity and culture.
He appealed everyone irrespective of their political affiliations to come together for the single issue of Citizenship Amendment Bill and oppose the same.
He also clarified, “When I talk about Jati, I am not singling out only the Tripuris but it encompasses every single community of the state”, while appealing people not to politicize the issue.
“Politics, power and party is temporary but people are permanent and hence please think about people first”, he said.
He also informed that he has requested AICC President Rahul Gnadhi to include in the Congress National Manifesto the need to scrap the Citizenship Bill if at all it is passed in the RS.
“Only if this happens then will we trust the Congress or any other political party for that matter”, he added.
He also took a firm stand against any communal and violent practices and appealed the people to show their dissent against CAB in a logical and peaceful manner.