The Islamist-Communist conglomerate in Parliament seeks to sabotage national security: Here are the six MPs who voted against the NIA bill
   18-Jul-2019
 
Supporting the division called for by Asaduddin Owaisi, Home Minister Amit Shah said that the country should know "who are with terrorism, who are against it."
The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which strengthens the investigating agency, was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday. While the bill was passed with 278 members voting in its favour, six opposed it.
 
Interestingly, no political party, including SP, BSP, Trinamool, Congress and DMK, took a stand against the Bill. It was left to individuals.
 
However, six members voted against the bill. Those who voted against the bill belong to four political parties: AIMIM, National Conference, CPM and CPI.
 
1. Hasnain Masoodi- National Conference
2. K Subbarayan- CPI
3. PR Natarajan- CPM
4. Abdul Majeed Ariff- CPM
5. Syed Imtiaz Jaleel- AIMIM
6. Asaduddin Owaisi- AIMIM
 
According to the news agency ANI, the members who voted against the bill are Hasnain Masoodi of National Conference, K Subbarayan of CPI, PR Natarajan and Abdul Majeed Ariff of CPM and Syed Imtiaz Jaleel and Asaduddin Owaisi from AIMIM.
 
Asaduddin Owaisi had sought a division following the debate on the bill and intervention by Home Minister Amit Shah.
 
Supporting the division called for by Asaduddin Owaisi, Home Minister Amit Shah said that the country should know "who are with terrorism, who are against it."
 
Ruling out the exaggerated concerns of the Opposition, the Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah assured the House that the bill was only aimed at eliminating terrorism and that the Modi government will ensure it is not misused. He also said the government will take action against perpetrators of terror related crimes regardless of religion. He said that the UPA government’s decision to repeal POTA was a political one taken by Congress to appease its vote bank.