Bollywood playback singer Papon opposes Citizenship Bill

Guwahati, Jan 10 (PTI) Bollywood playback singer Angarag Mahanta (Papon) Thursday opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as it hurts the Assamese sentiments.
He also supported popular Assamese singer Zubeen Garg, who has written to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to withdraw the Bill and respect the sentiments of the Assamese.
”We promote Assamese culture across the globe and if we cannot present it in our own state, it will be lost and we cannot allow it to happen”, the singer, who hails from Assam, told reporters.
”There can be no two opinions that the Assamese sentiment has been hurt and I extend my full support to Zubeen da on the stand he has taken on the Bill”, he added.
Zubeen had two days back threatened to launch an agitation on his own, if Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal fails to take measures to scrap the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
He also said that if everyone is opposing the Bill, then why is the government not re-considering it.