Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the Lok Sabha on Monday said there is no political agenda behind the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) and there is no question of injustice with anyone. His remarks came in a discussion after the Lower House voted in favour of introducing CAB despite protests from Opposition, which labelled the legislation “regressive”. The bill was introduced with 293 Ayes and 82 Nos. Shah during the discussion also said Manipur will now come under the ambit of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system, "this big issue has now been resolved".The Lok Sabha saw a war of words between Home Minister Amit Shah and the Opposition, with Shah insisting that the bill was “not even 0.001% against the minorities of the country”. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called it “nothing but a targeted legislation over minority people of our country”, while the TMC called it "divisive and unconstitutional". The Bill was later taken up for discussion in the Lower House.
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