While BJP has promised to bring the Citizenship Bill in its elections manifesto, one of BJP candidate from Shillong, Meghalaya has completely opposed this decision. Sanbor Shullai said that as long he is alive, he will not let the Citizenship Bill be implemented. He further added that he will kill himself and commit suicide in front of Narendra Modi if this happens.
The Citizenship Bill aims to provide citizenship to minority communities who migrated to India from countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan before 31 December 2014. These communities include Sikhs, Jains, Hindus and Parsis.