Kolkata, Aug 2: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged that members of a Trinamool Congress delegation were “manhandled” by police at an Assam airport and accused the Centre of imposing “super emergency”. The Trinamool Congress supremo also claimed that the draft NRC published in Assam is the “central government’s political vendetta to oust real Indians from the country”.
“When I went to meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, he told me that no one will be harassed. And after that, a TMC parliamentary delegation comprising a Minister, one MLA and six MPs who went to meet the victims was not allowed to come out of the airport itself. Inside the airport, they were manhandled by Assam Police. Even female members were not spared,” Banerjee said after returning here from Delhi this evening. “This is most unfortunate. I condemn the attitude. Our MPs had gone there to meet the common people there, nothing else. There was no public meeting. If everything (in Assam) is okay and peaceful, if there is no harassment, then why is the (Assam) government behaving rudely with the MPs? (IANS)