West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Thursday slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for opposing National Register of Citizens (NRC) and claimed that Trinamool-government led by her is protecting more than one crore Rohingyas and Bangladeshi Muslims.
“In the last few years, around two crore Rohingya and Bangaldeshi Muslims have entered the state illegally. Of that, one crore have moved to other parts of the country and the rest resides in Bengal under Trinamool government’s protection. They have to be thrown out from Bengal and the BJP will do it. Sooner or later, NRC will be implemented in Bengal and Banerjee will witness it,” Ghosh said.
Addressing a press meet in Kolkata, he iterated that the BJP will implement NRC in Bengal and throw out infiltrators.
Banerjee had said earlier in the day that her government would never allow the exercise in the state.
Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging in “divisive politics”, the Trinamool supremo challenged the party to “touch even one citizen on pretext of implementing NRC”.
Accepting her challenge, Ghosh said Banerjee would “soon get to see how the BJP implements NRC in Bengal” and throw out Bangladeshi infiltrators, who have now become a trusted vote bank of the Trinamool Congress.
The National Register of Citizens (NRC), a proof of Indian citizenship, has been recently updated in Assam. Over 19 lakh of the 3.29 crore applicants in the neighbouring state did not find a place in the final register, which was published on August 31.