Kolkata: West Bengal BJP leaders on Thursday accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) delegation of going to Assam to foment trouble over the issue of the NRC and supported the role of the Assam Police in detaining the delegation at the Kumbhirgram Airport in Silchar.
Some of the members of the Trinamool team, including the party’s women leaders Arpita Ghosh, Mahua Moitra, Mamata Bala Thakur and Kakali Ghosh Gastidar, received injuries as the standoff between the delegation and the police led to a scuffle inside the airport, a member of the delegation said. Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Dilip Ghosh claimed that the Trinamool delegation went to Assam to provoke tension in the region and possibly to fuel a “civil war” on the lines of their party supremo Mamata Banerjee’s comments.
Supporting Ghosh, the national secretary of the saffron outfit, Rahul Sinha said the members of the Trinamool delegation should be thrown out of Assam. “The publishing of NRC has been done under the direction of the Supreme Court. It is confirmed that the infiltrators there would be driven away and the refugees will be kept in Assam with proper respect. The Central government is quite clear on this. They (Trinamool leaders) have gone there to instigate riots on the basis of language and race. They should be thrown out,” Sinha added. (IANS)