New Delhi, July 30 : The National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam matter turned political on Monday when the Trinamool Congress (TMC) accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting ‘forceful eviction’. “There were people who have Aadhaar cards and passports but still, their names are not in the draft list.
Names of people were removed on the basis of surnames also. Is the Govt trying to do forceful eviction?” TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.Earlier, TMC MPs created a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha over NRC, forcing adjournment of the upper House of the Parliament.
Countering Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s appeal that the Opposition parties should not ‘politicise the issue’, Banerjee said, “If it is true then why they have disconnected internet. These people have already applied with Aadhaar and identity proof. But they have been excluded. I will appeal to the Home Minister that do not do politics.”
“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,” she said.Claiming that the Central government ‘never consulted or talked to’ West Bengal government before taking the decision on NRC, Banerjee said, “Please consider this issue from humanitarian grounds.
Where will the 40 lakh people whose names have been deleted go? Does Centre have any rehabilitation program for them? Ultimately it is Bengal which will suffer. It’s just vote-politics by BJP. Request Home Minister to bring an amendment. Where will the 40 lakh excluded individuals go? Where will they go? Does the Central government have any rehabilitation plan?” she questioned.
She also blamed the BJP for playing “politics” and accused the party of driving a “vote-bank agenda”. “They have identified people who cannot vote for BJP,” she claimed. She further said that she would be visiting Home Minister Rajnath Singh during her visit to New Delhi.
Source :Times Now Digital