New Delhi, December 11: Ahead of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) to face the Rajya Sabha test on Wednesday, Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena MP said, "We have to clear our doubts on this Bill, if we don't get satisfactory answers then our stand could be different from what we took in Lok Sabha." The party had voted in favour of CAB on Monday in the Lok Sabha.
On Tuesday, Shiv Sena head and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had said that his party will not support the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in the Rajya Sabha "until all their questions are answered." Thackeray further highlighted that Home Minister Amit Shah did not answer their queries on the Bill. Uddhav Thackeray on Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019: Maharashtra CM Says Shiv Sena Will Only Support Bill in Rajya Sabha When Party's 'Questions' Are Answered.
Check ANI tweet:
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena MP on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill in Rajya Sabha: We have to clear our doubts on this bill, if we don't get satisfactory answers then our stand could be different from what we took in Lok Sabha pic.twitter.com/OOfdwyR2xH
— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2019
At the BJP Parliamentary meeting earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to lambaste the Opposition. He said the arguments against CAB - emerging from the Opposition camp - are resonating with the views of neighbouring arch-nemesis Pakistan.
A day before passing the Bill in Rajya Sabha, the government on Tuesday tried to clear the air by busting what is referred to as "myth" about the Bill. In a series of tweets posted through the Press Bureau of India (PIB), the government clarified the perception that CAB would give citizenship to Bengali Hindus was wrong. There were massive protests in Assam, with shops, and other modes of transport shut as people protested against the passing of the CAB.