Mamata Meets Amit Shah in Delhi, Raises Assam NRC Issue
“I have not come to discuss about the NRC in West Bengal, I have come to discuss about the NRC in Assam,” she said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Thursday, 19 September, and raised the issue of the NRC in Assam.
After meeting Shah at his North Block office, the Trinamool Congress chief said many “genuine Indians” were excluded from the NRC in Assam and she requested the home minister to examine their cases as many of those excluded are Bengali-speaking people, Hindi-speaking, Gorkhas and even Assamese people.
“I have not come to discuss about the NRC in West Bengal, I have come to discuss about the NRC in Assam,” Banerjee said after the meeting.
“I handed over a letter to him and told him that of the 19 lakh people left out of the NRC, many are Hindi-speaking, Bengali-speaking and local Assamese. Many genuine voters have been left out. This should be looked into. I submitted an official letter,” she said, according to ANI.
“He did not say anything about NRC in West Bengal. I have already clarified my stand that NRC is not needed in West Bengal,” Mamata added, according to PTI.
She met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and raised the issue of renaming West Bengal.
Banerjee also invited the prime minister to inaugurate a coal block in the state.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI.)
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