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Off Centre: '#CitizenshipAmendmentBill Is a Political Gimmick' – Tarun Gogoi

Jan 29, 2019 06:16 PM IST India India

North Eastern states and parties across the political spectrum are against the Citizenship Act Amendment Bill passed by the Lok Sabha in the winter session of parliament. On Off Centre former Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi explains how this law will negate the Assam Accord and render the ongoing NRC exercise useless. Calling it a political gimmick by the BJP government he also cautions about the dangers of offering citizenship to illegal migrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan on religious grounds. He’s talking to Anuradha SenGupta on Off Centre.