1. NRC Assam: Mamata Banerjee asks why one crore people left out of first draft list

NRC Assam: Mamata Banerjee asks why one crore people left out of first draft list

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today demanded to know why the names of over one crore people did not figure in the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and urged the people here to give them shelter if they were forced to leave the north-eastern state.

By: | Alipurduar | Published: January 9, 2018 7:32 PM
NRC assam, NRC assam draft list, NRC assam first draft, NRC assam draft, Mamata Banerjee, National Register of Citizens, NRC list in assam, Trinamool Congress She alleged that an organisation sponsored by the BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal was trying to befool and misguide the Adivasi people of the state in the name of spreading education. (PTI)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today demanded to know why the names of over one crore people did not figure in the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and urged the people here to give them shelter if they were forced to leave the north-eastern state. She added that if there was any problem in Assam, as a neighbouring state, West Bengal was also affected. Banerjee asserted that the move was a ploy of the BJP to drive the Bengalis out of Assam and alleged that not only Bengalis, but those from Bihar were also left out of the NRC. “I am saying this because it hurts us,” she told a public meeting here in Alipurduar district. Asking the people of this north Bengal town to stay alert, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief urged them to give shelter to those left out of the NRC, if they were forced to leave Assam. The NRC of 1951 is being updated in Assam under the Supreme Court’s supervision to identify the original residents of the state in order to check illegal migration. The first draft of the updated NRC was released on December 31 midnight. “I would like to ask my BJP friends that how long will they continue to spread canards, instigate riots and hatch conspiracies. They must learn that the people and the country can prosper only if peace prevails,” Banerjee said, while calling upon the people to foil such attempts of the saffron party.

She alleged that an organisation sponsored by the BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal was trying to befool and misguide the Adivasi people of the state in the name of spreading education. She charged the BJP with harming the country’s economy by announcing demonetisation and introducing the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Banerjee said the TMC always worked for the people and alleged that the BJP was trying to create divisions among them in the name of religion.

The saffron party had urged the NRC authorities to file a complaint in the Supreme Court against Banerjee for alleging that the Centre was “hatching a conspiracy” to drive out Bengalis from Assam. Assam Police had registered an FIR against the West Bengal chief minister last week for an alleged inflammatory speech to trigger an enmity between the people on the updating of the NRC.

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    ram
    Jan 10, 2018 at 4:37 pm
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      ram
      Jan 10, 2018 at 2:50 pm
      What you guys have been doing in Bengal and Assam is a well known fact --yes ALL BANLADESHI MUSLIMS should be given shelter in your HOMES ---lets see who is the first volunteer why doesn't Mamta bring in a few families at her residence ----we shall know her INTENT at that moment and her sympathies for them.
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        Alok Anand
        Jan 10, 2018 at 2:04 pm
        Madam Banerjee trying to create new vote bank of Bangladeshi muslim intruders in Assam and its neighboring districts in West Bengal. Her own state government is going to be bankrupt by year 2019 .Neithet she is capable of paying DA to her state government employee nor implimenting pay commission recomendations for them.She is running a bankrupt state by making fool everyone.Now she is trying to make fool of other state (Assam) citizen.She fulfilled her dream to bacame Chief Minister of Bengal.Now she should resign before complete destruction of West Bengal. She is taking huge loan every month for running state government without any effort to increase income of government. But she or her party never be successful to make fool people of whole country ..She never become Prime Minister of India. We all prey for people of West Bengal that great almighty Asave them from this "Ghost " and her party.
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          Praveen Kumar Brahma
          Jan 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm
          Mamata Banerjee is unnecessarily trying to meddle into an issue which had a potential for huge flare up but to everyone,s relief, went off without any major hiccup. For her information many indigenous Assamese people did not figure in the Ist draft NRC declared on 31st December. The name of my wife and many relatives are not there. We are neither Bengali nor Bihar. So to say it was a conspiracy on the part of the BJP is too far fetched.
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            P Boruah
            Jan 10, 2018 at 12:13 pm
            Probably many more names would have been included in the first draft itself if the governments of Bengal Bihar and other states diligently returned the documents sent to the various states for verification by the NRC authority.
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