Assam NRC: Case Against Mamata Banerjee For ‘Civil War’ Comment
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the Assam NRC and also told him that there would be a “civil war” if NRC is implemented in West Bengal.
Following her meeting, she told ANI:
Hours after this comment, an FIR accusing the West Bengal chief minister of inciting 'hate and tension' among different communities was filed, reported NDTV.
The case was reportedly filed by three workers of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).
Cong, BJP Condemn Mamata’s Remark
Condemning Banerjee’s ‘civil war’ remark, Union Minister Kiren Rijuju said her duty is not to “incite violence”.
West Bengal BJP leader Rupa Ganguly said that what was happening in the state was not “less than bloodbath or civil war”.
Assam Congress president Ripun Bora said that as the chief minister, Banerjee should not provoke for a civil war.
Mamata Calls Draft ‘Vote-Politics’
Banerjee had previously vociferously condemned the Assam NRC draft which had left out over 40 lakh people, saying that the Narendra Modi-led government was doing “vote politics.”
According to IANS, Mamata Banerjee had said to mediapersons on Monday:
After his meeting with Mamata Banerjee, Rajnath Singh said: