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NRC: BJP vows to expose Mamata

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |

The state BJP on Friday said while Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is misleading the country by alleging that super emergency is prevailing in the country but it is actually the chief minister who has imposed super emergency in the Bengal.

Addressing a Press conference BJP state general secretary Sayantan Basu (photo) on Friday said that time has come “to expose” chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s divisive politics as she took a “Uturn” on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue.

Mr Basu said in the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) rally that BJP aims that expose Miss Banerjee for her “U-turn” on the NRC issue, which will be addressed by BJP’s national president Amit Shah.

Mr Basu said the TMC chief had once expressed concern in the Parliament over the presence of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in West Bengal during the Left rule in the state and now for the sake of the vote bank she is politicising the “sensitive” matter.

“The West Bengal under the rule of the TMC and its supremo is under a super emergency crisis. Here TMC’s level of the atrocities is so high, that three innocent Dalit BJP activists were killed and then hanged as they joined BJP.

“More than 50 BJP activists were murdered following panchayat poll. Opposition party women candidates were beaten up and molested during filing of the nomination papers in front of police and administration,” said Mr Basu.

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh visited the Mayo Road on Thursday night to inspect the area, where Mr Shah will address the BJYM supporters on 11 August.

Mr. Ghosh also spoke to the police regarding Mr Shah’s security-related matter. He said that a special security cordon will be thrown for Mr Shah. Details of plan regarding the upcoming rally will be sent to Mr Shah by the state BJP.

However, Mr Basu said that Assam police on Thursday maintained their tolerance level properly despite TMC MP’s “highhandedness” in the Silchar Airport.

“We will expose TMC chief here on that day why she took about turn on the burning issue,” said Mr Bose.

The BJP and the TMC, led by their respective presidents, have been engaged in a bitter war of words over the issue of the National Register of Citizens in Assam, with Miss Banerjee accusing the saffron party of pushing the country towards a “civil war and bloodbath”.

BJP’s National president has described the issue as a matter involving national security and asserted that the NRC will be implemented in Assam to the last full stop and comma.

On Thursday state BJP leaders have demanded a similar NRC in the state, claiming that the presence of illegal immigrants there is at a much larger scale.

The saffron party views the issue as a potential vote grabber in West Bengal, where Mr Shah has set a target of winning 22 of the 42 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.