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  • The Sena does not need to prove how "staunch Hindu" and "patriotic" the party is, Sanjay Raut said while participating in a debate on the Bill in the Upper House. "We should discuss this Bill based on humanity not on religion. The Sena member also attacked some MPs who said that those opposing the Bill were "traitors" and "speaking the language of Pakistan".

    The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Paki...

    Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday moved the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, saying Indian Muslims "were, a...

    Congress fielded several leaders to speak on the bill, with party’s deputy leader Anand Sharma being the first speaker. He demanded that the bill be referred to a select committee for scrutiny. Trinamool’s Derek O’Brien said Citizenship Bill cannot be delinked from NRC while Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut cautioned the government against teaching it Hindutva.

    The list has other names like Gulabrao Patil, Uday samant, Anil Parab, Abdul Sattar. Two MLA’s who supported Sena in forming the government Bacchu Kadu and Shankarrao Gaddakh were also being given posts. The swearing in also had allies like the Peasants and Workers Party and the SSS upset with not having its MLA’s included as ministers.

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah today tabled the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha, saying the legislation provides hopes for lakhs of...

    The Upper House witnessed strong opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment ), 2019 from the Congress, Shiv Sena, NCP, DMK, BSP, RJD, JDS, AAP, MDMK, TRS, IUML and SDP during the six-hour-long debate on the controversial legislation.

    "The government cannot suppress my voice in Parliament," the Rajya Sabha MP told reporters in Parliament complex. When the former finance minister entered the Upper House to attend the proceedings, he was greeted by party colleagues Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma, while Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien greeted him saying: "Welcome back Sir".

    The bill piloted by Union Home Minister Amit Shah was comfortably passed in the Lok Sabha on late Monday night as the ruling BJP enjoys a clear majority in the house. Sources in the party said that the legislation will also sail through the Rajya Sabha as the ruling NDA has the numbers.

    This year saw BJP president Amit Shah assuming charge of the crucial ministry and taking a few tough decisions that rocked the country.

    Modi is unquestionably India’s most popular politician. But his personal popularity does not translate into victories in state elections. After he won the 2014 general election, BJP won a string of state victories. This gave the impression of a new unstoppable force. But those BJP state victories stemmed mainly from anti-incumbency.

    The political war of words over National Population Register (NPR) intensified between ruling BJP and opposition Congress on Wednesday, a day after the Centre approved its updation exercise.

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