FIR lodged against Mamata Banerjee for comments over NRC draft 

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Aug 05, 2018, 10:31 AM(IST)

File photo: Mamata Banerjee. Photograph:( AFP )

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The draft, which was released on July 30, left out nearly 40 lakh people in Assam.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's comments on the National Register of Citizens draft (NRC) has landed her in trouble. According to reports, an FIR has been lodged against the minister.

This is not the first time Banerjee is facing an FIR over her speeches. A case was registered against Banerjee on  August 3 at Geetanagar Police Station in Assam for allegedly delivering "inflammatory speech and attempting to disrupt communal harmony".

Two similar cases were registered in Assam previously, this is the fourth FIR against the minister, ANI reported. 

The Chief Minister has maintained a stance of disapproval towards the release of the final draft on the NRC. In a statement made last week, Banerjee lashed out at the Centre asking about the fate of the 40 lakh people who have been excluded from the list. 

She also stated that the government is making people refugees in their own country. The Chief Minister, while speaking at an event on July 31 had also said that there will be "civil war and bloodbath" in the country if the NRC issue is not resolved.

The draft, which was released on July 30, left out nearly 40 lakh people in Assam, incorporating names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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