All infiltrators will be driven out from West Bengal to Bangladesh, if BJP can assume power in West Bengal, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said on Monday in the Assembly.
Mr Ghosh’s comments came in the backdrop of chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s strong reaction on the exclusion of over 40 lakh names in Assam’s Draft National Register of Citizens. “People who will oppose our steps will also be driven out from the state,” Mr Ghosh said.
The Centre has taken the right decision by excluding 40 lakhs names in Assam’s Draft National Register of Citizens and Trinamul Congress always wants to take political mileage in any steps taken by the Centre, state BJP president alleged.
Many infiltration took place in the state and the state government for the past many years remained mute spectators instead of addressing the problem, Mr Ghosh added.
Left Front leader Sujan Chakraborty demanded an all party discussion in the Assembly regarding the issue.
“We want all party discussion on this burning issue and chief minister Mamata Banerjee should be present in the discussion,” he said.
Congress MLA and leader of the Opposition Abdul Mannan also made similar demand in the Assembly.
“Chief minister Mamata Banerjee should make statement in the Assembly on the issue instead of fleeing the state,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Miss Banerjee had expressed concern over the issue and appealed Union home minister to “save these people” saying: “They are Indians, but they became refugees in their own land,” she said.