The exclusion of four million people from the National Registrar of Citizens (NRC) draft published by the Assam government is burning political corridors. All political parties now want to leverage maximum brownie points out of it. Their ultimate aim is to consolidate their vote bank through the heated process.
Leading the race is West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She has not only been extremely aggressive about but also issuing negligent statement. It doesn’t become of Banerjee who is sitting at the highest government position of a state to showcase her fiery temperament on such a sensitive issue.
Mamata even said that the NRC exercise will lead to “civil war” and “blood bath” in the country. Gradually, she is accelerating her rhetoric on the issue.
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Interestingly, other non-Congress chief ministers are treading cautiously, while the current situation is what both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) want as of now.
Banerjee knows very well that the Opposition lacks an acceptable frontrunner for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Each veteran politician is conjoined with some or the other laggard. Let’s take each of the important personalities and how they are pulled back by a corresponding resistive force.