CAB will not be passed, says Yashwant Sinha

Guwahati, Feb 10 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 2/10/2019 11:31:10 AM IST

Terming the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 as wrong from all aspects and against the ethos of the country, former union finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Sunday said that the Bill will not be passed in the Upper House even as the veteran politician predicted that the BJP government will never come to power again.

According to Northeast Now, Sinha said this while delivering a talk on the topic of ‘State of the Nation and the Way Forward’ organized by Asom Nagarik Samaj in Guwahati on Sunday and urged the people of the Northeast to be united to ensure that the saffron party does not get a single seat in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls in the region.
 “Both the Houses of Parliament are being stalled. Besides that, I have been interacting to different people before coming here. I understood that except BJP, other political parties are firmly against the Bill. I doubt that the ruling party will dare to pass the Citizenship Bill in Upper House amid ruckus. As the ongoing session is the last Parliament session of this government, there is no chance that the Bill will be passed,” he said while adding that there is nothing to worry as this government is not coming to power again.
“I can tell you with confidence that this government is not coming to power for a second time. So there is nothing to worry. In case you are still worried, just wait for another two days with patience,” he said while addressing a packed house at the ITA Pragjyoti Cultural complex in Guwahati.
He said that the entire north-eastern states are facing an existential question due to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016. “If someone tries to end someone’s existential, people will object and protest. The people of the north-eastern states are objecting and protesting as they are facing an existential threat due to this Bill,” he said extending his support to the agitation against the Bill.
Yashwant lambasts Modi, says PMO dictates everything
Meanwhile, Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government at the Centre, former BJP leader and Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Sunday said that the current BJP government at the Centre has been challenging all the constitutional conventions and destroying all democratic institutions of the country.
“You all know that we have a written Constitution. There are some constitutional conventions in the country which needs to be respected. But the government is hardly following any constitutional conventions these days,” he said.
 Referring to the status of the current Cabinet, Sinha said that in the current dispensation everything is decided from the Prime Ministers’ office. The BJP and PDP formed the government in Jammu and Kashmir. However, Amit Shah visited Kashmir one day and announced that the BJP is pulling out support from the PDP in the state. The Home Minister who was sitting in his office in North Block came to know about this through television channel,” said Sinha.
“When the Prime Minister signed the Naga Framework Agreement with NSCN (IM), the Home Minister came to know about it only when he was rushing to the press conference convened by the PMO the same evening. The Raksha Mantri was not aware when Prime Minister finalized the Rafale deal in Paris,” said Sinha.

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