Assam NRC: In 2005, Mamata didn’t want illegal Bangladeshi immigrants

UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 01:01 PM IST
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is batting for Bangladeshi immigrants over the National Citizen Registry (NRC) that leaves out about 40 lakh people living in Assam. But as a Opposition leader in 2005 she actually didn't want illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. Back then in 2005 she chucked a pile of papers in Lok Sabha at the Speaker when she wasn't allowed to speak on the topic of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. She accused the CPI-M, which was in power in the state then, of benefitting from providing patronage to illegal Bangledeshi immigrants. Over this week Mamata has warned of a “civil war and bloodbath” over the Assam citizen list that doesn't include the names of about 40 lakh residents currently living in Assam.

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