People are being made refugees in their own country: Mamata Banerjee slams centre on NRC move

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Jul 30, 2018, 01:46 PM(IST)

Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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She asked if the centre has any rehabilitation program for those who have been excluded from the NRC list.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out at the central government after 40 lakh people were excluded in the final draft of Assam's NRC report on Monday. 

"Where will the 40 lakh people, whose names have been deleted, go?" Banerjee asked. 

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She asked if the centre has any rehabilitation program for those who have been excluded. Describing the NRC move as BJP's vote politics, she noted that "ultimately it is Bengal which will suffer... request Home Minister to bring an amendment". 

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Banerjee said that the people of Assam are suffering and are being isolated through a game plan, they are being made refugees in their own country. 

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"People are being isolated through a game plan. We are worried because people are being made refugees in their own country. Its a plan to throw out Bengali speaking people and Biharis. Consequences will be felt in our state also," the Chief Minister added. 

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"There were people who have Aaadhar cards and passports, still their names are not in the draft list. Names of people were removed on the basis of surnames also. Is the government trying to do forceful eviction?" Banerjee enquired. 

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Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the Parliament today stated that the NRC move is "happening under the supervision of the Supreme Court".

"I want to ask the Opposition, what is the Centre's role in this? Such sensitive issues should not be politicized," he noted

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