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Black day for democracy in state, says Congress leader Ahmed Patel

BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis, NCP’s Ajit Pawar took oath as Chief Minister, Deputy CM respectively early on Saturday

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Mumbai: At a Congress media press conference, Ahmed Patel rued over the swearing-in ceremony of Devendra Fadnavis as the Maharashtra chief minister, and slammed the BJP for its “foul play”. Patel said, “All the three(Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena) parties are together in this and I am confident we will defeat BJP in the trust vote. All Congress MLAs are present here except two who are right now in their village, but they too are with us.”

Congress leader Ahmed Patel claimed that legal opinions have begun and that the party is consulting lawyers. “We will fight this on both fronts, political and legal,” he added.

All our MLAs are intact…we can form a government in Maharashtra. We will try both politically and legally…all 3 of us (NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena) are together.” senior congress leader Ahmed Patel said.

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  • The way all this has been done, there’s definitely something wrong. The way the swearing-in happened, the Constitution has been insulted. We condemn this.
  • All the three (Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena) parties are together in this and I am confident we will defeat BJP in the trust vote. All Congress MLAs are present here, except two who are right now in their village, but they too are with us.
  • Today was a black spot in the history of Maharashtra. Everything was done in a hushed manner and early morning. Something is wrong somewhere. Nothing can be more shameful than this. We will fight this on both fronts, political and legal.
  • There was no verification done for the MLAs. Besides, only a cerrtain media agency was present to cover the oath-taking ceremony. There is certainly something fishy. The entire episode is anti-constitutional and anti-democracy.
  • We were on board on everything. We were to meet at 12.30 today. The Congress is sticking with the alliance. We are all together, both legally and politically.

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NRC-Citizenship Bill a lethal combo in Centre’s hand to prosecute people: Prashant Kishor

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New Delhi, Dec 12: Janata Dal (United) vice-president Prashant Kishor said that together with the NRC it can turn into a lethal combo in the hands of the Centre to systematically discriminate and even prosecute people based on religion.

Kishor on Monday had expressed his disappointment after Bihar Chief Minister and party supremo Nitish Kumar decided to support the Centre over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

Apart from Kishor, some senior leaders such as KC Tyagi and Pavan Verma also expressed unhappiness over their party’s support to the Bill.

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Citizenship Amendment Bill protests: Flights, trains to Assam, Tripura suspended

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Tripura, Dec 12: Train services, flights to Assam and Tripura have been suspended due to security reason as Guwahati was placed under indefinite curfew while Army was called in at four places and Assam Rifles personnel were deployed in Tripura as the two northeastern states plunged into chaos over the hugely emotive Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Thousands of people against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill descended on the streets of Assam, setting of protests of a magnitude unseen since the violent six-year movement by students that ended with the signing of the Assam accord.

Day four proceedings of the Ranji Trophy games in Guwahati and Agartala were on Thursday suspended due to the curfew imposed in the region following protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Hosts Assam were in the middle of their series-opener against Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) while Tripura were facing Jharkhand.

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Citizenship Amendment Bill: Kapil Sibal to represent IUML in SC

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New Delhi, Dec 12: Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal to represent Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) in the Supreme Court on the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 passed by the Parliament on Wednesday by the Narendra Modi government.

IUML in its petition has pleaded the Supreme Court to declare Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 as illegal and void.

Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) have filed a writ petition against Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in Supreme Court today.

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