'Northeast burning because of Citizenship Amendment Bill'
Criticising the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Zoram Nationalist Party leader Lalduhawma on Saturday said the entire Northeast was "burning" because of its after effects and appealed to all parties in the region to sever links with the BJP.
"If that 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 so we want a secular government at the Centre, so that this Bill is withdrawn or exemption must be given to the Northeast," he said at the opposition rally at the Brigade Parade Ground here.
Lalduhawma is the Leader of Opposition in the Mizoram Assembly.
"I appeal to all regional parties from the Northeast to break away from all kinds of connections with the Bharatiya Janata Party and join this great movement. Let us all unite together in the fight against communalism.
"We are looking forward to seeing a new secular government at the Centre so that people of the Northeast are protected," he added. - IANS