Kolkata, Dec 19 : Throwing a challenge to Centre’s BJP-led NDA regime, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called for a UN-controlled referendum across the country on the CAA and NRC and said the Modi government would have to resign if the people reject the two issues.
Amid the countrywide unrest over the centre’s new citizenship law, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a huge rally in Kolkata — part of a 10-city protest — Banerjee said, “If BJP has guts, it should go for a UN-monitored referendum on the amended Citizenship Act and NRC”.
Addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minster Amit Shah, she said, “Let’s have a vote. Just because you are majority, you can’t do just about anything. You are terrorising all, the pillars of society”.
The contentious citizenship law promises citizenship to non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who moved to India by 2014.