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BJP has sealed several alliances in North East, aims at winning at least 22 Lok Sabha seats, says Ram Madhav
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BJP has sealed several alliances in North East, aims at winning at least 22 Lok Sabha seats, says Ram Madhav

The BJP leader will be holding a meeting with Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and leaders of the IPFT in Agartala on Wednesday. The alliances have been finalised under the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance's political coalition with the regional parties of the region.

Asom Gana Parishad partners with BJP again to fight 2019 Lok Sabha polls, two months after severing ties over citizenship bill
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Asom Gana Parishad partners with BJP again to fight 2019 Lok Sabha polls, two months after severing ties over citizenship bill

The Asom Gana Parishad had in January, 2019 withdrew its support to the BJP government in Assam in protest against the Centre's decision to go ahead with the bill, which seeks to grant nationality to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan after six years of residence in India

AGP, BJP in Assam seem to be willing to reunite but Citizenship Amendment Bill remains a fly in the ointment
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AGP, BJP in Assam seem to be willing to reunite but Citizenship Amendment Bill remains a fly in the ointment

After a brief display of mutual bitterness, the Asom Gana Parishad and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam seem to be willing to reunite.

BJP won't let Assam become another Kashmir, sacrifices of jawans in Pulwama won't go in vain: Amit Shah
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BJP won't let Assam become another Kashmir, sacrifices of jawans in Pulwama won't go in vain: Amit Shah

On the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Amit Shah said misinformation were being spread as if it was only for Assam and other parts of the Northeast.

North East sets streets on fire with secessionist threats ahead of final day of Budget Session of Parliament
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North East sets streets on fire with secessionist threats ahead of final day of Budget Session of Parliament

Among the bills for consideration and passing listed in the Rajya Sabha for Wednesday, the CAB stands at number 9 with Home Minister Rajnath Singh as the introducer.

BJP seeks 'middle ground' as North East shuns citizenship bill, but quest to make inroads in Bengal seems greater priority
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BJP seeks 'middle ground' as North East shuns citizenship bill, but quest to make inroads in Bengal seems greater priority

The Citizen (Amendment) Bill, 2019, relaxes the eligibility rules to get Indian citizenship for immigrants belonging to six minority religions — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians — from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: Will misreading Assam and North East's socio-cultural fabric derail BJP prospects in LS polls?
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Citizenship Amendment Bill: Will misreading Assam and North East's socio-cultural fabric derail BJP prospects in LS polls?

People in Assam and North East have refused to buy the religion-based Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which promises to grant citizenship to Hindu refugees, among other

Sword of Constitution (ST) Amendment Bill, 2019 hangs over Sarbananda Sonowal as Assam CM walks tightrope over expansion of Scheduled Tribe list
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Sword of Constitution (ST) Amendment Bill, 2019 hangs over Sarbananda Sonowal as Assam CM walks tightrope over expansion of Scheduled Tribe list

The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to expand the list of Scheduled Tribes (ST) in Assam is hanging like the Sword of Damocles over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government headed by Sarbananda Sonowal.

Citizenship bill: Submerged in sectarian politics, BJP turns a blind eye to historical complexities of Assamese sub-nationalism
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Citizenship bill: Submerged in sectarian politics, BJP turns a blind eye to historical complexities of Assamese sub-nationalism

Though partition caused a communal rift in Assam, after Independence, the ‘Language movement’ overshadowed the problem of illegal immigration into Assam.

Citizenship Bill: Confusion over proposed law can be dispelled by separating law from politics, say experts
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Citizenship Bill: Confusion over proposed law can be dispelled by separating law from politics, say experts

In Assam, Asom Gana Parishad which was the key coalition partner of the ruling BJP quit the state government, accusing the Centre of being anti-Assam.

Assam intellectual Hiren Gohain slams govt, says sedition charge 'dangerous, unresisted abuse of power by ruling dispensation'
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Assam intellectual Hiren Gohain slams govt, says sedition charge 'dangerous, unresisted abuse of power by ruling dispensation'

These charges show to what extent the administration can go to abuse freedom of expression and suppress dissent, says Assam intellectual Hiren Gohain.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: 3 AGP ministers resign from Assam govt, say can't go against interest of Assamese people
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Citizenship Amendment Bill: 3 AGP ministers resign from Assam govt, say can't go against interest of Assamese people

Three Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Ministers resigned from the Assam Cabinet Wednesday, two days after their party exited the government over the Citizenship Amendment Bill

Sarbananda Sonowal backs Citizenship Bill: 'Jatiya Nayak' Assam CM teeters on brink of political fall for 'betrayal'
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Sarbananda Sonowal backs Citizenship Bill: 'Jatiya Nayak' Assam CM teeters on brink of political fall for 'betrayal'

For a student leader who went on to become the Jatiya Nayak and then the chief minister, the rise and fall of Sarbananda Sonowal in the public eye has been mercurial.

BJP spokesperson Mehdi Alam Bora quits party over Citizenship Amendment Bill, says it will 'completely nullify Assam Accord'
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BJP spokesperson Mehdi Alam Bora quits party over Citizenship Amendment Bill, says it will 'completely nullify Assam Accord'

BJP spokesperson Mehdi Alam Bora resigned from party's primary membership over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, says it will harm Assamese society.

11-hour North East bandh begins: Vehicles damaged, train services affected in Guwahati and Dibrugarh, shops down shutters
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11-hour North East bandh begins: Vehicles damaged, train services affected in Guwahati and Dibrugarh, shops down shutters

The bandh evoked response in the Bengali-majority Barak valley also where Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 4 January, had announced that the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 will be passed as soon as possible in the Parliament as a penance for past injustices

BJP 'hurt' by AGP pull-out, says regional party fell into Congress trap; Opposition parties welcome decision
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BJP 'hurt' by AGP pull-out, says regional party fell into Congress trap; Opposition parties welcome decision

While opposition Congress welcomed the AGP's decision to break its partnership with BJP over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, BJP expressed sadness saying the regional party had "fallen into the Congress trap"

With AGP's exit over Citizenship Amendment Bill, BJP's Hindutva policy may clash with Assam's 'jati, mati' in LS polls
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With AGP's exit over Citizenship Amendment Bill, BJP's Hindutva policy may clash with Assam's 'jati, mati' in LS polls

With AGP's exit over Citizenship Amendment Bill,2016, the fate of BJP’s dream to win 20 out of 25 Lok Sabha seats in the North East will depend on which of the two ideologies — Hindu nationalism and Assamese sub-nationalism — draw a bigger crowd to the polling centres

BJP loses another ally: Asom Gana Parishad quits NDA over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, having threatened to do so in past
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BJP loses another ally: Asom Gana Parishad quits NDA over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, having threatened to do so in past

BJP's ally in Assam Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has decided to walk out of the National Democratic Alliance, reports said on Monday. The development comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government was working to ensure the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 gets Parliament nod.

Centre's move to provide constitutional safeguards in Assam sets electoral narrative by reviving old debate
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Centre's move to provide constitutional safeguards in Assam sets electoral narrative by reviving old debate

In a bid to set the electoral narrative in Assam before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Centre on Wednesday took a Cabinet decision to provide constitutional safeguards to the indigenous people in Assam by reserving constituencies for them.

Assam businessman goes 'biryani' route to oppose Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, appeals to compatriots for support
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Assam businessman goes 'biryani' route to oppose Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, appeals to compatriots for support

There is a fear in Assam that the BJP-led Centre wants to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to enable Hindus from Bangladesh who have long been living in Assam without valid citizenship to become citizens of India and thereby use them as a vote bank.