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NRC Assam : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to meet Rajnath Singh over Final NRC Draft

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Guwahati: Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee shall meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the National Register of Citizens (NRC) Final Draft which was published on 30th of July. The Trinamool leader had yesterday expressed her concerns for the 40 lakh people whose names have been excluded from the Final Draft of the NRC. Trinamool Congress, which has been critical of the NRC, has from time to time criticized the exercise.

Yesterday, Sougata Roy, an MP from DumDum in West Bengal had called for an adjournment motion in the parliament after the NRC Final Draft was published. Mamata Banerjee to had thoroughly criticized the exercise of the NRC, calling it an attempt to create an exodus of Bengalis living in Assam.

The West Bengal Chief Minister is also expected to meet BJP rebel leaders Yashwant Singh and Shatrughan Sinha at Advocate Ram Jethmalani’s residence.

The Trinamool Congress leader had on several instances castigated the BJP-led central government of involving in “vote-bank-politics” in connection with the NRC. Mamata alleged that the NRC Draft has made Indian citizens “refugees” in their own homeland.

Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress is also planning to send an eight-member delegation to Assam later this week to analyze the situation in the state in the wake of the publication of the NRC Final Draft

While Mamata continues to intervene in political issues of Assam, especially in connection with the NRC, West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Monday said that like Assam, West Bengal too shall publish its National Register of Citizens (NRC), if the party is voted to power.

“If we (BJP) are voted to power in Bengal, then we too will implement the NRC in the state. We will send back the illegal immigrants to Bangladesh. Tough days are ahead, we will not tolerate any illegal immigrants in Bengal,” Ghosh was quoted telling reporters.

Ghosh thoroughly criticized Mamata Banerjee’s remarks over the NRC of Assam and said that those who are ready to welcome Rohingyas, should abstain from commenting on integrity and security of the country.