Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "We have begun discussions with AGP on introducing safeguards in the Citizenship Bill. We will prepare a more acceptable draft of the Bill... Hopefully, we will see the Bill next June or July.”
Taking strong exception to Rahul’s comments that the BJP-led government in Assam “woke up” after the Congress’s thrust on agricultural issues and announced schemes for farmers, Sarma, who spearheads the BJP in the Northeast, said Rahul will soon seek credit even for sunlight that follows rains.
BJP and Congress had formed a coalition in the Chakma Autonomous District Council in the state and had formed its executive committee. The coalition had faced a setback after some Congress members withdrew support to the BJP-led CADC.