Mamata sees ‘dirty politics’ behind NRC in Assam

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THAKURNAGAR (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged that “dirty politics” is going on in the name of publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam as names of genuine voters have been struck off the list.
The Trinamool Congress supremo asserted that she was not against the Assam government, but she does not support NRC.
“I still believe that dirty politics is being played in the name of the NRC. Names of genuine voters have been struck off the list. We do not support this,” Banerjee said during her visit to Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.
She was here to take part in the birth centenary celebrations of Binapani Devi Thakur, known as ‘Boroma’, the revered ‘mother’ of the Matua community.
The community originally hailed from present-day Bangladesh and migrated to India over the past five decades.
Banerjee has been very critical of the BJP-led government at the Centre since the publication of the final draft of Assam’s NRC on July 30.
She had accused the BJP of resorting to “divide and rule” politics in the country and the Narendra Modi government of trying to make millions of people “stateless” in Assam for political gains.
The TMC supremo had warned that stripping the people of their citizenship could lead to “bloodbath” and a “civil war” in the country.