West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Thursday and raised the issue of the NRC in Assam.
New Delhi, Sept 19: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Thursday and raised the issue of the NRC in Assam.
After meeting Shah at his North Block office, the Trinamool Congress chief said many genuine Indians were excluded from the NRC in Assam and she requested the home minister to examine their cases as many of those excluded are Bengali-speaking people, Hindi-speaking, Gorkhas and even Assamese people.
"I have not come to discuss about the NRC in West Bengal, I have come to discuss about the NRC in Assam," Banerjee said after the meeting.
Mamata Banerjee has been a vocal critic of the exercise and took out massive a rally against the BJP’s attempt to bring NRC across the country, warning the party not to play with fire.
“I dare the BJP to touch a single person in Bengal in the name of NRC. I will not let the NRC happen in Bengal till I am alive. If I die, then my young leaders will fight against this conspiracy to divide people in the name of religion,” the TMC chief had said.
She met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and raised the issue of renaming the state.
Banerjee also invited the prime minister to inaugurate a coal block in the state.
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