West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjeequestioned implementation of NRC outside Assam and said that she won’t allow the citizenship act to be implemented in West Bengal. Her statement came out after Amit Shah declared pan-India implementation of NRC.
What did Mamata Banerjee say about NRC?
Addressing a public meeting at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district, Mamata Banerjee said that NRC was part of the Assam Accord signed during the tenure of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. She further said that the act could never been implemented on other parts of country.
Mamata Banerjee also questioned leaving 14 lakh Hindus and Bengalis out of the final list of NRC published on August 31. Launching a veiled attack on BJP, she said that some people are fomenting trouble in the peaceful areas. They want to divide the country along religious lines for personal gains.
She said that the proposed implementation of NRC in West Bengal is creating panic. She claimed that it has already claimed 11 lives in the state as the people are worried about meeting the same fate as the people of Assam.
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