Mamata Banerjee calls NRC 'political vendetta' of BJP-led govt, says TMC won't allow implementation in West Bengal

  • Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the TMC government in the state will not allow implementation of the NRC in West Bengal.

  • She gave the statement while speaking in the West Bengal Assembly during a discussion on the motion on NRC under Rule 185.

  • The implementation of the NRC is nothing but a political vendetta of the BJP-led Central government, she said.

Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the TMC government in the state will not allow implementation of the NRC in the state.

The implementation of the NRC is nothing but a political vendetta of the BJP-led Central government, she told the Assembly.

We will never let BJP implement the National Register of Citizens in West Bengal, she said at the Assembly during a discussion on the motion on NRC under Rule 185.

"This (NRC implementation) is nothing but an attempt to divert the attention of the people from the ongoing economic crisis in the country," she said.

Assam is the only state in the country where the NRC has been implemented. The final list was published on 31 August.

There is nobody in the country to speak against the BJP in the country, Banerjee added.

Updated Date: Sep 06, 2019 16:47:01 IST