Mamata sees ‘dirty politics’ behind Assam NRC

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In yet another controversial comment, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that “dirty politics” is going on in the name of publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. The Trinamool Congress chief alleged that names of genuine voters have been struck off the list.

Mamata Banerjee asserted that she was not against the Assam government, but she does not support NRC, which is monitoring the process.

“I still believe that dirty politics is being played in the name of the NRC. Names of genuine voters have been struck off the list. We do not support this,” Banerjee said during her visit to Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

Mamata has accused the BJP of resorting to “divide and rule” politics in the country and the Narendra Modi government of trying to make millions of people “stateless” in Assam for political gains. It should be noted that she has been very critical of the BJP-led government at the Centre since the publication of the final draft of Assam’s NRC on July 30.

Earlier, the TMC supremo had warned that stripping the people of their citizenship could lead to “bloodbath” and a “civil war” in the country.

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