Coochbehar(WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday hit out on the BJP-ruled authorities on the Centre for making an attempt to introduce the Citizenship Modification Invoice (CAB) within the ongoing winter session of Parliament calling it a “trap to exclude Bengalis and Hindus” and expressed her stiff opposition to it.
Banerjee, who has been one of the vital vociferous critics of the Nationwide Register of Residents, iterated her stand of not permitting implementation of NRC in Bengal, as had been mentioned by high BJP leaders.
The winter session of Parliament started on Monday and the CAB, which seeks to offer Indian citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis and Buddhists from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after seven years of residence in India even when they don’t possess any doc, is prone to be launched throughout it.
Persevering with her assault towards arch-rival BJP, Banerjee mocked it because the “biggest sin” which gained 18 seats by “using central forces and buying votes” and “daydreaming of conquering Bengal” within the 2021 meeting polls.
She despatched out a stern message towards infighting within the ruling TMC and mentioned those that are in contact with BJP are free to depart the social gathering as it will assist her “cleanse it of traitors”.
Banerjee, who was addressing TMC employees meet at Coochbehar district on the Indo-Bangla border, exuded confidence of returning to energy for the third consecutive time period in 2021.
“I will not tolerate infighting in my party. Those who are indulging in infighting are weakening it. Those who are covertly in touch with BJP are free to leave the party, it will help us get rid of traitors. Everybody should remember that TMC is a single party, there can’t be any parallel organisation in the same name,” Banerjee, who can also be the TMC chief, mentioned on the assembly.
“There will not be any groupism in TMC. You (party workers) have to reach out to the people and stand by them in their times of need. I will never allow you to fight among yourselves and make the party to suffer for it,” she mentioned.
TMC had misplaced Coochbehar Lok Sabha seat to BJP within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Maintaining her vitriolic assault towards the saffron social gathering and its slogan for defeating TMC in 2021 state meeting election, Banerjee mentioned “some fools” are dreaming of defeating her simply by profitable 18 Lok Sabha seats.
“There are some fools who simply by getting 18 (Lok Sabha) seats are daydreaming of deseating us in 2021. The frequent folks can’t think about how they gained the Lok Sabha seats through the use of central forces and utilizing cash energy.
“BJP is the most important sin of Bengal. They may get a befitting reply within the meeting polls. We (TMC) will certainly come again to energy within the subsequent Meeting elections,” she mentioned.
A number of BJP leaders have been asserting that the saffron social gathering would finish TMC’s rule within the subsequent Meeting election after it had gained 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal within the final Lok Sabha polls.
Referring to the omission of about 19.6 lakh names from the ultimate NRC listing in Assam, she hit out on the BJP saying “Those who can’t take care of legal citizens and Bengalis in Assam are daydreaming of capturing power in Bengal. The BJP has to answer for excluding lakhs of Bengalis from the final list of NRC and sending them to the detention centres”.
Banerjee mentioned, “We are going to by no means enable NRC in Bengal. Nobody (in Bengal) will lose their citizenship or will probably be despatched to detention facilities so long as we (TMC) are in energy in Bengal. The central authorities is now planning to go CAB.
That is one other entice just like the NRC to exclude Bengalis and Hindus as authorized residents of the nation and make them refugees in their very own nation. We’re fully towards it,” she mentioned.
Elaborating on her stand for opposing the Citizenship (Modification) Invoice, Banerjee mentioned, “If it (CAB) is handed, then they are going to deal with you as a foreigner for six years. What’s going to you do with such folks for six years? After which, what is going to occur? Does anybody know?
The CAB, 2019 had lapsed because it was not tabled within the Rajya Sabha after being handed by Lok Sabha on January 8.
The proposed implementation of Nationwide Register of Residents in Bengal has become a modern flash level between TMC and BJP in West Bengal with the Trinamool Congress authorities vehemently opposing it.
It had created a panic claiming 11 lives within the state following the omission of about 19.6 lakh names from the ultimate NRC listing in Assam.