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By Newsgram Staff Writer

The standing committee examining the Lokpal and Lokayuktas and Other Related Law (Amendment) Bill, 2014,  under Congress MP EM Sudarsana Natchiappan has sought more time form Rajya Sabha chairman to submit its final report.

The 31 member Parliamentary standing committee on personnel, public grievances, law and justice was busy examining other tasks given to it, Sudarsana Natchiappan said.

The committee is analyzing the suggestions by organizations and individuals on the proposed amendments in the Bill, introduced in Lok Sabha on December 8, last year. It has already received views of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on the issue.

A meeting of the panel has been scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday to decide on the demands for grants of the two ministries.

The committee is examining suggestions received from individuals and organisations on the proposed amendments in the legislation.

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BJP President Amit Shah States The Importance of Having Citizenship Bill

Asking opposition parties not to create obstacles in the construction of Ram temple, he told them to clear their stand on the issue

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BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was “very necessary” and added that the government was working on building a consensus with stakeholders in the northeast.

Addressing the media here, Amit Shah also said that the government had brought the bill after much thought and Home Minister Rajnath Singh was holding consultations with various people to address the opposition to the issue.

“There are two sides of a coin. There are decisions that some like and some don’t… The fate of huge number of refugees can’t be kept hanging in the balance and we are firm on it,” he said.

Asked what would be the BJP’s stand if suggestions come to withdraw the Bill as it has created unrest in the entire northeast, Amit Shah said: “Home Minister is holding discussions with political parties. Discussion with some parties have already taken place. If consensus emerges, we will definitely move ahead but the Citizenship Bill is highly necessary for the country.”

The Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who entered India before December 31, 2014.

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BJP President Amit Shah.

Political parties and civic groups in the northeast say if this is implemented, “outsiders” will overwhelm the local population.

The BJP President was also committed to build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.

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“The BJP wants the Ram Temple should be built at the same place in Ayodhya where Lord Ram was born. Our stand is clear. There is no confusion.”

Asking opposition parties not to create obstacles in the construction of Ram temple, he told them to clear their stand on the issue. (IANS)