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At meeting with Shah, Mamata raises Assam NRC issue

New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday advised Union Residence Minister Amit Shah that real Indians belonging to Bengali, Bihari, Gorkha and Assamese communities had been excluded from the NRC in Assam and sought his intervention to ameliorate their miseries.

This was conveyed by Banerjee to Shah in her first assembly with the house minister, who assumed the workplace about three months in the past.

“I have come to meet the home minister to discuss about the NRC in Assam and told him that many genuine Indians were excluded from the list. I have requested him to do the needful so that they can be included in the NRC as they are in distress,” she advised reporters after the assembly with Shah.

The chief minister stated amongst those that had been excluded from the Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC) embody many Bengali, Bihari, Gorkhas and even Assamese.

“I have requested him to examine their cases and resolve the issues,” she stated.

The ultimate NRC, an inventory of Assam’s residents and revealed on August 31, excluded the names of 19 lakh folks.

“The home minister has assured that he would look into it,” she stated.

Requested whether or not there was any dialogue on the implementation of the NRC in West Bengal, Banerjee stated no such dialogue has taken place but it surely was her said place that such an initiative was not required in her state.

“Even Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that the NRC was not required in his state,” she stated.

The chief minister stated she has come to New Delhi after a very long time and after she was given an appointment by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a gathering.

“Meeting the Prime Minister and the home minister is a constitutional obligation. Besides we have international border issues with Bangladesh and Bhutan and state borders with Bihar and Jharkhand. We also have the sensitive ‘chicken’s neck’ (corridor connecting northeastern states with the rest of the country). So meeting with the home minister is in that context necessary,” she stated.

The chief minister stated she has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and raised the difficulty of renaming the state.

Banerjee additionally invited the prime minister to inaugurate a coal block within the state.

The coal block is the second largest on the earth, she stated.

When the chief minister was requested concerning the CBI’s hunt for former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, she shouted again as saying “see this is their political vendetta”.

Nonetheless, it was instantly not identified whom the chief minister was referring to.

Later, the Trinamool Congress tweeted saying Banerjee was referring to the questioner and the organisation the reporter belongs to.

“After meeting the Home Minister when @MamataOfficial addressed the press, a reporter (at the rear, from the opposite side) screamed out a question, in the context of a particular issue. A fellow journalist in the front screamed “Why are you disturbing,” the Trinamool Congress tweeted.

“At this point the CM said, “See this is their (the channel’s) political vendetta”. It’s on this context that she used the phrase and no different cause. Request a piece of the media to not distort what she stated. She by no means stated something in opposition to any particular person or any establishment,” the social gathering stated.

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