Meghalaya BJP Minority Morcha chief Sofiur Rahman has resigned from the party, citing opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Rahman told The Telegraph on Saturday that the BJP youth president in West Garo Hills, Ataur Rahman, and the entire Minority Morcha team of 21 members, would resign from the BJP on Monday. Rahman said it was important to respect “public sentiments” and the indigenous people in Meghalaya were against the bill. “It (bill) will be a problem for the indigenous people of Meghalaya and the Northeast. The entire Northeast has been rallying against the bill, which, many feel, will endanger the indigenous population in the region.
Source: The Telegraph January 12, 2019 19:18 UTC