Attacking Assam again over NRC, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday alleged that names of Bengal and Bihar residents in Assam was removed predominantly from state’s NRC final draft.
Addressing a gathering in Kolkata at Hindi Mahotsav and Samman Samaroh, Banerjee said, “I consider myself a human first and humanity is the most important thing for me. In Assam, names of people from Bihar and Bengal were removed. Names of Assam people were also removed from NRC but maximum removed names are of those who had come from outside. Let’s see what happens in the final list. But I can proudly say that in Bengal this has never happened nor will ever be allowed to take place.”
Urging the residents from the northern part of India to consider Bengal as their home the West Bengal CM said, “Never consider me as an outsider. Consider me as your own daughter and sister. If no one listens to you, come to me, I will hear everyone.”