Published On: Fri, Aug 10th, 2018

Amit Shah’s Bengal BJP Rally To Hit Mamata Banerjee Hard On NRC Issue

The National Register of Citizenship (NRC) issue has taken a center stage for the 2019 general elections in West Bengal and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah is expected to rake up it during his speech tomorrow.

Amit Shah's Bengal BJP Rally To Hit Mamata Banerjee Hard On NRC Issue
BJP is expecting to grab about half of the seats of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) and this may be evident from the number of visits Shah has made to Bengal in past one year. His campaign tomorrow makes the count to five and lately he has been embroiled in a heated war of words with Banerjee.

The word of war heated up following the National Register of Citizen final draft released late last month in Assam and it will be seen in an amplified way on Kolkata’s Mayo Road tomorrow where a massive political gathering is expected. BJP’s youth wing is organizing it under the banner of ‘Yuva Samabesh’.

In his recent addresses Shah has accused the opposition parties saying they are playing vote bank politics on an issue that has “national security implications”. He said 40 lakh people have entered India illegally and it is time for them to prove their citizenship or else go back to their origin country.

Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, has been one of the most vocal critics of BJP-led government in the centre on the implementation of Supreme Court monitored exercise. She had earlier said, that “not only Muslims, Hindus have been excluded”.

Meanwhile, BJP leaders in West Bengal have said Assam-like NRC will take place in Bengal too.

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