New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for contradicting Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement on the National Register of India (NRC).
“Whatever I said is there in public forum, whatever you said is there for people to judge. With #PM contradicting #HomeMinister publicly on Nationwide NRC, who is dividing fundamental idea of India? People will definitely decide who is right & who is wrong #IRejectCAA #IRejectNRC,” tweeted Banerjee on Sunday.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lambasted at the Chief Ministers of various states for adopting an anti-CAA stance. “Mamata Didi, what has happened to you? Why have you changed? Why are you spreading rumours?…Powers come and go. Why are you scared? Trust people of Bengal. Why are they your enemies now?” stated PM Modi on Sunday at a public rally in Delhi’s Ramlila ground.
He also questioned Mamata Banerjee over her demand for a UN-monitored referendum over the Citizenship law. The West Bengal chief minister had earlier said, “Just because the BJP has got the majority it does not mean that they can do whatever they want. If BJP has guts, it should go for a United Nations-monitored referendum on Citizenship Amendment Act and the NRC. Let an impartial organisation like the UN or the Human Rights Commission conduct it.”
Addressing a rally in Kolkata on Friday, Banerjee slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party for allegedly branding the anti-CAA protests as a fight between Hindus and Muslims. Besides, on Thursday, the chief minister of Bengal on Thursday urged PM Modi to withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 and the National Register of Citizens, in the interest of the nation. “It is not about victory or defeat, it is a matter of country’s interests; withdraw CAA and NRC,” stated the West Bengal CM in her appeal to PM Modi.
(With agency inputs)