Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA) today demanded immediate convening of all party meeting or call for a special session of the assembly to discuses the Citizenship ( amendment ) Bill -2016
PPA President Kahfa Bengia inform Arunachal24 that PPA will support the movement launched by the students organisation against the bill and every state government those who would be affected by this bill have been opposing, because the bill which will have an adverse affect on the demography of the state and region.
While supporting the stand of the premier student organisation Arunachal Pradesh Student Union (AAPSU) Bengia said that state government either convene an all party meeting or invite a special assembly session to discuss the matter and take a stand against the issue on citizenship bill.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and our MP representing Western Parliament Kiren Rijiju who is Union Minister of state for Home Affairs should show a strong stand on the issue like Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal and Meghalaya Assembly have taken stand.
He said that future if the state government fail to take a tough stand, then PPA will organised awareness programme among the general people.
General Secretary Kaling Jerang while said that it is a political issue and its solution is also political and it should be resolved through parliament and state government should be very vocal.
Meanwhile Chief Minister Pema Khandu while replying to media person on the issue at a function in Jully village said that since Arunachal Pradesh is protected with many act like BEFR Act 1873 we need not to worry much. The act prohibit even to Indian without obtaining Inner Line Permit (ILP) who wanted to enter the state whereas Assam is lacking.
Arunachal Pradesh is guided by special Act and the proposed amendment bill is not very much concern matter in respect of our state, we have already obtained resolution with regards to Chakma Hajong citizenship and tough stand was taken by the state assembly. Khandu added