Kolkata, Sep 15: Bharatiya Janata Party Ballia MLA Surendra Singh said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should be taught a lesson like P Chidambaram as she is against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and caring for the illegal Bangladeshi-origin immigrants.
“Mamata Banerjee is an Indian so she can stay here but if she gets influenced by anti-national sentiments then she can be taught a lesson, like P Chidambaram and others are going,” Singh was quoted by ANI as saying.
“If Mamata Banerjee wants to keep Bangladeshis and do politics then she should become the PM of Bangladesh if she has the courage,” he added.
His statement of punishing the political leaders comes two days after the Bengal Chief Minister took out a massive rally in north Kolkata against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. Over 19 lakh of the 3.29 crore applicants in Assam have been declared foreign nationals through NRC.
Mamata had expressed empathy for those excluded from NRC, saying, “My heart goes out to all those who are made to suffer because of this botched-up who are made to suffer because of this botched-up process.”
“The NRC fiasco has exposed all those who tried to take political mileage out of it. They have a lot to answer to the nation. This is what happens when an act is guided by an ulterior motive rather than the good of the society and the larger interest of the nation,” Banerjee wrote on Twitter