Ahead of Citizenship Bill’s Rajya Sabha test, a stern warning to BJP from ex-ally

Firming up his party’s stand ahead of the introduction of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said they are not going to support it unless their suggestions are accepted.

“We will not give support to the Bill (Citizenship Amendment Bill) unless things are clear,” Thackeray told reporters on Tuesday.

The two-term lawmaker is a leading member of the House intelligence committee that investigated charges at the heart of the impeachment probe — that Trump withheld nearly $400 million in military aid and a White House meeting to coerce Ukraine into investigating his political rivals, former vice-president Joe Biden, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Trump in 2020, and his son Hunter Biden and the Democratic National Committee.