New Delhi: Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that her party will make sure that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is given the NBC or “National Vidai (farewell) Certificate” from the Centre after the Lok Sabha 2019 polls. Further, the Chief Minister vowed to stop the BJP from implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in West Bengal.
“BJP is talking about imposing NRC in Bengal but that would result in ousting people from the country. Many people here would be affected. We will not let them implement the NRC. Instead, we will give them ‘NBC’ or National Vidai Certificate,” Banerjee said at a public rally in Malda district’s Kaliaganj.
Referring to the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, she said, “We all are citizens of this country. Neither Modi Babu (Prime Minister) nor his party has the right to make us foreigners.”
While accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of dividing the country along communal lines, Banerjee said that people will register their protest by exercising their democratic right to vote and throw the saffron party out.
The Trinamool supremo also accused the BJP of creating a rift between “Hindus and Muslims in Bengal for political gains”. “They know that they won’t get too many seats in other states, so now they have come to Bengal to divide people. Modi is interested in creating a rift between Hindus and Muslims,” she alleged. “I respect other religions equally. I pray with Muslims, go to the churches and Gurdwaras. You will never hear me talking about divisiveness. I will never let BJP break Bangla and divide Hindus and Muslims,” she added.
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