BJP wants to drive out Bengalis from Assam: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI file photo

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the BJP government at the Centre and in Assam of trying to "drive out Bengalis" in the name of NRC.

“The BJP government at the Centre and in Assam are trying to drive out Bengalis (from Assam) in the name of NRC. They have left out 40 lakh people (out of NRC) under the guise of listing genuine voters,” said Banerjee. She was addressing the gathering at a government program in Cooch Behar district.

Referring to media reports the Chief Minister also said that recently one person committed suicide in Assam as his name did not feature in NRC but the names of his wife and son did.

“ In Assam, they (BJP) are trying to drive out Bengalis. In Gujarat, they are trying to drive out Biharis. You (BJP) do such things and then make tall claims. Both cannot go on simultaneously,” said Banerjee.

"Whether it's Assam or Bihar Bengal will help those who have come under attack in its own way," she added.
 

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