The NPP chief had warned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that it would snap ties with the NDA if the government tabled the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha. "They (BJP) also understand our sentiments... We have been clear and have decided that if such situation arises, we will take a political decision at an appropriate time," he said.
"There is no politics in this. We all are here as residents of Northeast. We have come together because it is an issue that affects us. I am grateful that political parties across the country realised our concerns on the Bill which is not an issue of just the Northeast but of the whole country," Sangma said.