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Is it a crime to speak in Bengali in Assam questions Mamata Banerjee; accuses BJP of divide and rule

West Bengal chief minister went all guns blazing in North 24 Parganas today. The Trinamool Congress Supremo was amidst the Matua community to participate in the birth centenary celebrations of Boroma (Binapani Devi Thakur) the revered ‘mother’ of the Matua community. The community originally hailed from erstwhile East Pakistan and migrated to India over the past five decades.

It is worth mentioning here that, there is a huge number of people from the Matua community living in Assam and Banerjee feels most of them were intentionally denied a place in the published draft of National Register of Citizens. “They are doing dirty politics in the name of NRC” said the West Bengal chief. “BJP is playing divide and rule in the country” she added.

The TMC supremo said anybody who migrated to India is an Indian citizen, “They have ration card, they have voted and they are Indian Citizens. No one should conspire to snatch their citizenship,” she added. West Bengal is also the home of Bengalis and the West Bengal government will be there with them, “Is it a crime to speak Bengali in Assam. They are throwing away Bengalis from Assam, Biharis from Gujarat, these are dirty politics and we don’t do such low level politics,” she said.

Time and again Banerjee mentioned NRC as a dirty political move to purposefully eliminate certain genuine voters from the voter’s list. “4 million citizens are about to get stateless in India,” she warned the locals. At the same time she clarified that she is not against Assam Government but she is completely against a “dirty political” move like NRC

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