Mamata refuses to change stand on NRC

Wednesday 11th December 2019 06:18 EST

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reiterated her earlier stand that the National Register of Citizens will not be implemented in the state. "All of us are residents of this country. No one can take away our citizenship," Mamata said. "We will not allow NRC, it will never happen in West Bengal. You cannot implement NRC on the basis of caste and religion," she said. "NRC is nothing but a political rhetoric for BJP," she said. Mamata had earlier opposed the statement of Home Minister Amit Shah who said that all Indian citizens, irrespective of their religion will figure in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and that the NTC is different from the Citizenship Ammendment Bill. In other news, both the opposition CPI(M) and the ruling TMC slammed the Centre over its decision to link Aadhaar card with other documents, saying it is leading to rise in bank fraud cases.

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