Mary Kom votes in favour of CAB; her justification irks NE

NEW DELHI, DEC 12 ( AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 12/12/2019 12:05:24 PM IST

Six times World Champion and Olympic medallist boxer MC Mary Kom on Wednesday came out with a shocking statement on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019. Kom, who attended the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, voted in favour of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

In an interview given to ABP News before the RS session, Mary said, “It’s a very important Bill. If the request has come from the Minister or the government, I should be in the House only. I know, the Bill is going to be passed. It’s not in my hands of course and my opinion here does not matter. If the government is supporting and everyone is supporting then I will also support it.” 

She pointed out that she was still a sportsperson and not a politician. “I am not a politician. If the Government has taken a decision then even if I request them to withdraw CAB. It’s not going to be withdrawn. At this stage, it’s not going to stop. If the decision is already taken, then I will just follow that. If you insist on what do I want, then I will say I just want to win Olympic gold in Tokyo for my country.” Her statement has not gone down well with the people from Northeast.

In a tweet, Tripura royal scion, Pradyot Manikya Deb Barman came down heavily on the world champion stating that there is no quality and integrity in our leaders.

Pradyot Manikya Deb Barman tweeted: Hum Aapke hain Kom ???   No quality or integrity in our leaders - Nobody will listen if I oppose CAB, so I’ll follow the government — Mary Kom  via @@TheBridge_IN.

The CAB was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday with 125 MPs voting in favour of the bill and 105 against it.

The passage of the bill in both the houses has enraged the Northeast. Assam continues to burn and protests and rallies being held in other parts of Northeast.

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