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Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha LIVE | Shah tables CAB, crucial test in upper House ahead

In the Rajya Sabha, the Centre requires the support of at least 123 MPs in the 245-member Upper House to pass the bill.

Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha LIVE | Shah tables CAB, crucial test in upper House ahead
Amit Shah introduces Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha (Photo | Twitter)

Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday tabled the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in the Rajya Sabha after it got a nod from the Lok Sabha on Monday.

The Bill, which seeks to give citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Zorastrian communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

After heated discussions spanning seven hours, the Bill was passed with a majority of 311 votes against 80 in the Lower House where 391 members were present and voted.

In the Rajya Sabha, the Centre requires the support of at least 123 MPs in the 245-member Upper House.


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