09 December 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has decided to support the Union Government on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The bill is likely to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha this week itself as the session is set to end on Friday.
The BJP-led NDA Government has the numbers in Lok Sabha. However, it will have to depend on support from other political parties like the BJD to pass the legislation in Rajya Sabha.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which aims to provide citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, has come in for criticism from the Opposition.