Rift Over Assam NRC Comments by Mamata Banerjee as Assam TMC President Resigns from Post
Guwahati: In a significant turn of events, the Assam Trinamool Congress (TMC) President Dwipen Pathak today resigned from the post because of the differences with Party Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over NRC issue.
Following the resignation, Pathak told the Media, “Mamata Banerjee is not aware of the ground reality in Assam.”
Reiterating over the NRC issue, Dwipen Pathak further told that, “ I do not agree on Mamata Banerjee’s comments on NRC that it is instrumental in driving out Bengalis from Assam. Her comments might create disturbance here & the blame would be on me as a president, so I’ve resigned from the post…Mamata Banerjee is not aware of the ground reality in Assam,” Pathak said.
#WATCH: Dwipen Pathak after resigning from Assam TMC Chief's post says, "What Mamata Banerjee said about NRC, that it has been brought in Assam to drive out Bengalis, I don't agree with that. It might create disturbance here & the blame would be on me as a pres, so I've resigned" pic.twitter.com/JnxKy2gV0i
— ANI (@ANI) August 2, 2018
It may be mentioned that earlier today, two other leaders of Assam TMC- Diganta Saikia and Pradeep Pachoni expressed their grief over the entire matter on NRC. Both the leaders have resigned from their posts in the Assam TMC and lamented that Mamata Banerjee’s ‘civil war’ and ‘bloodbath’ remarks on the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam would create chaos and ruckus in Assam.