2 Assam Trinamool Congress leaders quit TMC for Mamata’s stand on Assam NRC final draft
Two All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Assam unit leaders have quit the party following TMC supremo and West Bengal Mamata Banerjee’s statements on the final draft of the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Diganta Saikia and Pradeep Pachoni have quit the party and slammed Banerjee for commenting about the NRC “without any knowledge”, as reported by CNN News18.
The two leaders, while speaking to media, said that Banerjee doesn’t know the ground reality in Assam and alleged that the West Bengal chief minister is attempting to divide the state.
Banerjee warned the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “a civil war, a bloodbath” following the publication of the final draft of the NRC in Assam. Banerjee said that the list will divide the people and create a civil-war like situation in the country.
“You (ruling BJP) cannot just drive away people who have been staying here for 100,200, 30 years…. I am shocked to see how Indians became foreigners….. I am shocked to see that even relatives of the former President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed have not made it to the NRC,” said Banerjee while speaking at a Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India conclave on ‘Love Your neighbour’ on Tuesday in Kolkata.
Banerjee on Wednesday labeled the party as “the real infiltrator”. “The real infiltrator is BJP because they are interfering in everything – what you eat, what you wear, even interfering in media,” Banerjee said.
The Assam government released the second and final draft of NRC on Monday. 2.89,83,677 persons were found out of 3,29,91,384 applicants in the final draft of the NRC. Names of 4,007,707 people were not included in the final draft NRC.