BJP playing vote bank politics in Assam, says Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi, August 1: West Bengal Chief Minister (CM) Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government of playing vote bank politics in Assam over National Register of Citizens (NRC) final draft.

Speaking to ANI, TMC supremo said ” the saffron party is doing vote bank politics in Assam. They have omitted the names of as many as 40 lakh people which is 25 per cent of voters residing in the state. This is very unfortunate and as human beings we cannot do such things”.

While asserting that the NRC draft has become a global issue, Banerjee added that the BJP has created hurdles for the people of Assam and its neighbouring states.

Banerjee further said the Assam NRC has become a global issue, adding the BJP has created hurdles for the people of Assam and its neighbouring states.

“Those people who have been left out from the list will now be barred from obtaining ration cards. Not only that, scores of farmers and the rickshaw-pullers residing in the state will also be precluded for carrying out their respective jobs. This will have an impact not only in Assam but also its neighbouring states such as West Bengal and Bihar. This is a global issue now,” she asserted.

In wake of Assam NRC, Banerjee met all the opposition parties to unite and discuss the issue with the government.

Earlier in a day, she also called on BJP veteran LK Advani.

“For the advancement of the nation and to avoid any sought of bloodbath in the future, Modi government must make decisions in order to benefit the people residing in India,” said Banerjee.


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