Kolkata: Urging people of West Bengal to reject Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on the second day of her protest rally urged people of West Bengal to wear badges and prepare flexes to declare NRC rejection.
“I will not allow the communal political party BJP to break the peace of Bengal. Everyone should wear badges with slogans against the NRC and CAB written on it, so that BJP leaders and ministers get a clear indication of Bengal being against the two. After few days the BJP cadres and leaders themselves will run for their life as CAB and NRC is completely unconstitutional. BJP can only implement NRC in Bengal over my dead body,” said Banerjee.
Referring to the final list of NRC in Assam, the TMC supremo said though the BJP speaks in favour of the Hindus, but in Assam almost 13 lakhs Bengali Hindus are still in detention camps.
“The saffron camp speaks of the well being of the Hindus but in Assam almost 13 lakhs Hindus are in detention camp out of which several have even committed suicide. In Bengal almost 30 common citizens have committed suicide fearing the NRC. Despite staying in this country for several years now the saffron camp is asking us to prove our citizenship by submitting documents, no one should cooperate with them,” urged the chief minister.
Banerjee also alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah of destroying the economy of the country and just to hide their incapability of running the country they are trying to make NRC an important issue so that people don’t question their inabilities.
“Modi government’s inability is making prices of necessary commodities soar higher with every passing day. With prices of onion touching INR 200, GDP of the country has completely crashed. RBI has also said that they cannot guarantee an amount less than one lakh. BJP government implemented demonetization to punish people who kept cash at home and now that people deposited their money in bank the saffron camp is not ensuring its safety,” reiterated Banerjee.
Condemning the violence at the Jamia Milia University where the students were brutally beaten up by the police, Banerjee said that a day will come when the students will start a bigger protest against the BJP government.
“There is no end to the conspiracies of BJP. If anyone comes across such fire, douse them immediately. There is no place for tension and anarchy in Bengal. We will hit the streets more often but will not encourage road and rail blockades and all should ensure free movement of the people of the state. Once I was alone. But now chief ministers of Delhi, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Punjab and Kerala are also in my favour and have strictly opposed implementation of NRC in their states. Soon the chief ministers of BJP ruled states will also not support NRC,” added Banerjee.