Published On: Fri, Nov 16th, 2018

TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee labels NRC as dirty politics of BJP

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged Thursday the National Register of Citizens (NRC) publication in the state of Assam is just “dirty politics” as names of several genuine voters have been struck off.

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Addressing to the people in her visit to Thakurnagar in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on the occasion of birth centenary of Binapani Devi Thakur (Boroma – revered mother of Matua community) the chief minister added that she does not support NRC.

The Matua community originally migrated from Bangladesh to India in past more than five decades and the NRC final draft was published in July 30 by the Centre.

Banerjee accused the BJP-led government in Delhi following “divide and rule” policy in India and to make millions of people “stateless” just for political gains.

She warned such citizen stripping policy could lead to civil war and bloodbath in the country.

She added further that the government is trying to drive away Bengalis from Assam and Biharis from Gujarat.

The CM said West Bengal does not follow such policy and she will stand beside the Bengalis in Assam.

Banerjee said, “We are not against Assam (government). But in the name of the NRC, lakhs of people have been kept out of the list. It is not a crime to speak in Bengali?”

She said those who migrated from Bangladesh before 1971, when the country was named as East Pakistan, as refugees are Indian citizens as they have caste certificates, ration cards and names on the voters’ list.

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