A BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh on Saturday launched a fierce attack against the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue. BJP MLA Surendra Singh said that the NRC will be implemented in the state and Mamata Banerjee should become the Prime Minister of Bangladesh if she wants to keep Bangladeshis and do their politics.
"Mamata Banerjee's bad days are about to come. If she wants to do politics with the support of Bangladeshi people, she should go to Bangladesh. It will be good if she becomes Prime Minister of Bangladesh if she has the courage for it," Mr Singh told the media reporters. The BJP MLA added that NRC will be implemented in West Bengal and those who do not qualify as India citizens will be sent to their homes respectfully. He also questioned the Bengal chief minister's loyalty to the nation. "Mamata Banerjee is an Indian so she can stay here but if she gets influenced by anti-national sentiments then she can be taught a lesson, like P Chidambaram and others are going."
On Saturday 12, The Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee led a mega protest rally in Kolkata against the implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam. The rally was held against the NRC list in which names of more than 19 lakh people did not feature. Mamata Banerjee has been a critic of NRC and has been questioning the motive of the Narendra Modi government behind it since the time the plan was announced by the central government.
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The West Bengal CM has repeatedly stated that the government in the state will not allow the Centre to prepare the NRC in Bengal. Warning the BJP not to 'play with fire', Banerjee said that she will never allow NRC in her State and does not accept NRC in Assam. Also, Mamata Banerjee alleged that BJP has managed to silence the people of Assam by using police administration but they cannot silence Bengal. Hitting out at BJP, she stated that out of the 19 lakh people whose names have not featured in the list, 11 lakh are Hindus and 1 lakh are Gorkhas.
(With inputs from ANI)