BJP leaders react to Mamata Banerjee’s ‘civil war’ remark

UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 04:38 PM IST
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Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju reacted to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement on Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft. The WB CM had said that a civil war will break out over the NRC draft issued on Monday. Responding to this, Rijiju said, “Such statements don't suit a chief minister. She should think of the message she is spreading.” The NRC draft list, released on Monday, has incorporated 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants, leaving out nearly 40 lakh people in the state. The list was released in line with the directions of the Supreme Court to identify permanent residents and illegal migrants from Bangladesh. On the other hand, BJP Member of Parliament Roopa Ganguly also criticised the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her 'civil war' remark. She asked if the West Bengal Chief Minister aware that there are a lot of illegal immigrants in West Bengal? “As it is what is happening in West Bengal today, is it any less than bloodbath or civil war? Doesn't she know that every other day BJP karyakartas are being killed,” Ganguly said.


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