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SHILLONG: Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong has rejected the idea of holding a special session as suggested by State Planning Board chairman Lambor Malngiang on the citizenship bill.
“I don’t think there is a need to convene a special session. We need to pass a resolution in the Assembly if there is a division in the stand on the proposed amendment bill. But on this issue, the ruling and the opposition are all out to oppose the bill,” Tynsong said.
Malngiang, who is an independent MLA from Nongkrem, had on Wednesday urged the chief minister to convene a special session to pass a resolution to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Tynsong maintained that the Cabinet has already passed a resolution to oppose the bill before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) visited the state.
According to Tynsong, the state government will continue to protest against the bill that was passed in the Lok Sabha.