NRC row: Mamata says Detention of TMC delegation reflects BJP’s frustration

When asked about BJP leaders demanding NRC in the state just like Assam NRC, Mamata sternly asked, “Who are they? What significance do they have in West Bengal? Nobody knows them. They are just some hooligans. Their existence itself is in question & they will implement NRC here? I will see how they intervene.”
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New Delhi, Aug 2 : Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said Modi government is frustrated and questioned the credibility of Bharatiya Janta party after a delegation of Trinamool Congress party (TMC) MPs were detained at Silchar Airport by Assam Police and said, “How the hooligans can demand or implement National Register of Citizenship (NRC) in West Bengal.”

The delegation was on a two-day visit to the state where they were scheduled to participate in a convention against the National Register of Citizenship (NRC) which was released on Monday.

When asked about BJP leaders demanding NRC in the state just like Assam NRC, Mamata sternly asked, “Who are they? What significance do they have in West Bengal? Nobody knows them. They are just some hooligans. Their existence itself is in question & they will implement NRC here? I will see how they intervene.”

“These atrocities being done, aren’t only being condemned, I think this is beginning of the end,” Mamata added.

Terming  Modi government as frustrated which pushed them to arrest TMC delegation at the airport, Mamata said, ” They are frustrated, they are political tensed and  depressed. And that’s why they are showing muscle power.”

She asked, “If Section 144 has been imposed in the area, why couldn’t the delegation go in groups of two and meet the affected people whose names have not appeared on the NRC list?”

 

Trinamool Congress MP Derek O Brien accused the Narendra Modi government of imposing “super emergency” in the country after TMC  delegation, including a women MLA, was detained at Silchar Airport by Assam police on Thursday against attending a public convention on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) final draft.

“Our delegation was detained at Silchar airport. It is our democratic right to meet people, this is a super emergency like situation, ” Derek O Brien,TMC MP said.

As soon as they  landed at the airport, the Assam Police on Thursday detained the Trinamool Congress delegation at the Silchar airport to stop them from entering the state over the controversial Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue.

The members were supposed to attend a public convention around 3:30 pm .

The detained six TMC MPs and two party MLAs were planning a campaign against the NRC draft that does not include names of over 40 lakh people in the state.

The delegation includes Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Ratna De Nag, Nadimul Haque, Arpita Ghosh and Mamata Thakur .

It was led by West Bengal minister Firhad Hakim.

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