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2014 support base turns against BJP

NYOOOZ 2019-01-10 05:30:00

2014 support base turns against BJP

  • | Thursday | 10th January, 2019

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Resentment against the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016—passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday— has grown stronger. Public backlash has taken the form of direct confrontation, with BJP offices being vandalised and leaders being shown black flags.Bengalis in the Barak valley may feel elated with the bill, but majority Assamese voters in the Brahmaputra valley are seething. The bill is in the interest of Assam,” Saikia argued.On Tuesday, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the bill will ensure these seats do not go to All India United Democratic Front chief Badruddin Ajmal “But the majority are with us. The protests have also drowned the euphoria over the victory of the party in the recent panchayat election.BJP insiders have also started fearing the anger of the people, which they feel, could affect the party’s prospects at the hustings.

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