Assam NRC: Mamata Banerjee said the names of 1 lakh Gorkhas have been left out of the list
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attacked the centre today over the final version of the citizens’ list in Assam, which has left out 19 lakh people who now have to prove they are Indian citizens. The months-long project, meant to move out illegal migrants from Bangladesh, has not only been criticised by the opposition but also leaders of the state BJP, who said it was a “conspiracy to keep the Hindus out”.
In a series of tweets, Ms Banerjee said the names of 1 lakh Gorkhas have been left out of the list, besides “CRPF and other jawans, family members of former President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed”.
“Earlier I was not aware of the full NRC fiasco. As more and more information is coming in, we are shocked to see that names of more than 1 lakh Gorkha people have been excluded from the list,” one of her tweets read.
Another tweet said:
Government must take care that genuine Indians are not left out and justice is meted out to all of our genuine Indian brothers and sisters. (3/3)
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 1, 2019
The Trinamool Congress has been one of the most voracious critics of the citizens’ list.
Earlier, Ms Banerjee had dubbed the Assam National Register of Citizens or NRC a “fiasco” and accused the ruling BJP of having “an ulterior motive rather than the good of the society and the larger interest of the nation” in mind.
To establish citizenship, the…