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Citizenship Bill in line with India’s centuries old ethos of assimilation: PM Modi

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night expressed delight over the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha, saying the proposed law is in line with India's centuries old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values.
The Lok Sabha passed the bill with 311 votes in favour and 80 against it a little past midnight after a debate that lasted more than seven hours.
"Delighted that the Lok Sabha has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 after a rich and extensive debate. I thank the various MPs and parties that supported the Bill. This Bill is in line with Indias centuries old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values," he tweeted.

Delighted that the Lok Sabha has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 after a rich and extensive debate. I… https://t.co/6Ze2ZsHObF

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1575916675000

I would like to specially applaud Home Minister @AmitShah Ji for lucidly explaining all aspects of the Citizenship… https://t.co/hpSfJgWdcM

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1575916710000

He said he would like to specially applaud home minister Amit Shah for lucidly explaining all aspects of the measureRead More – Source