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Author Tasleema Nasreen Tweets Questioning West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Over Refuge Remark to NRC List Dropouts

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Guwahati: At a time when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is lashing out at the Narendra Modi led BJP Government over the entire NRC issue, famous Author Tasleema Nasreen today raised questions over her status as she was ousted from Bengal by the then ruling Left government of West Bengal.

Tasleema Nasreen in a tweet wrote, “Good to see Mamtaji is so sympathetic to 40 lakh Bengali speaking people. She even says West Bengal will shelter those people left out of Assam. How come she doesn’t have any sympathy for me who was thrown out of Bengal by her rival party?”

It may be mentioned that the West Bengal Chief Minister strongly criticized the NRC policy of the BJP government and said that it would create a major racial division among the people in the state. Mamta Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress has been voraciously condemning the NRC and has termed it as an “inhuman act”.

She also went on saying that her government is ready to accept those 40 lakh people dropped from the Final Draft NRC and give them refuge in West Bengal.

Tasleema in her another tweet wrote, “India has enough Muslims. India does not need more Muslims from neighbouring countries. But the problem is, Indian politicians need them.”

Party Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee later appealed to the Central Government to consider the NRC on humanitarian grounds. “There are so many people there in the jail, including women. Please consider this case on humanitarian grounds. Does central government have any rehabilitation package for them? Divide and rule policy will finish the country. This government will never speak to us (Bengal and Bangladesh),” she said.

CM Banerjee further added, “Assam people are helpless and cannot connect with us also. This is not only Bengali speaking people, of course. There are so many Biharis. Will they not protest if they are tortured? I cannot contact Bangladesh as it is an external affairs situation and is not my matter. But I will raise the issue, which Bangladesh will also oppose. This is a wrong decision and will affect the entire country — all caste, creed, and community. If I get the opportunity, I will meet home minister Rajnath Singh.”