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BJP will bring Citizenship Amendment Bill again to protect interests of indigenous people

The BJP is committed to protecting the interests of indigenous people against the influx of illegal immigrants, a major concern in Manipur which witnessed violent protests against the now-aborted Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the party s candidate from the Inner Manipur seat - R K Ranjan Singh - has said. Singh said the protests in the state in February this year against the bill were based on ill-informed campaigns and reiterated that his party will curb illegal immigration into India through a fresh version of the bill, along with the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the country. It is clearly stated in our manifesto that we will bring the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and it already has appropriate measures to safeguard the interests of indigenous people against immigration of foreigners, Singh told PTI here. He reiterated that the bill cannot be implemented without the consent of the states where immigrants are proposed to be accommodated . Asked ...


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