NEW DELHI: West Bengal chief minister andTrinamool CongresschiefMamata Banerjeetook up the contentious grief of National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Assam with Union home minister Amit Shah, throughout her 28-minute meeting at his North Block converse of industrial here on Thursday afternoon.
Banerjee, who met Shah a day after her meeting with Top Minister Narendra Modi, suggested him that staunch Indians belonging to Bengali, Bihari, Gorkha and Assamese communities had been excluded from the NRC in Assam and sought his intervention to close their miseries.
“I in reality bear device to fulfill the home minister to talk in regards to the NRC in Assam and suggested him that many staunch Indians had been excluded from the checklist. I in reality bear requested him to develop the needful so as that they are going to be included in the NRC as they’re in injure,” the chief minister suggested reporters after her meeting with Shah.
The manager minister said among these who had been excluded from theNational Register of Citizens(NRC) consist of many Bengali, Bihari, Gorkhas and even Assamese americans. “I in reality bear given him a letter with our concerns and requested him to belief their conditions and unravel the points,” Banerjee said.
The glorious NRC, a list of Assam’s residents printed on August 31, excluded the names of 19 lakh americans. “The home minister has assured me that he’ll watch into it,” she said.
Asked whether there became any discussion on the implementation of the NRC in West Bengal, Banerjee said no such discussion has taken converse but it became her said converse that such an initiative became now not required in her converse.
“Even Bihar chief minister Nitish (Kumar) ji said that the NRC became now not required in his converse,” she said, in conjunction with that she had device to Delhi after a truly lengthy time, after she became given an appointment by Top Minister Narendra Modi for a gathering.
“Meeting the Top Minister and the home minister is a constitutional responsibility. Apart from now we bear world border points with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and converse borders with Bihar and Jharkhand. We even bear the sensitive ‘rooster’s neck’ (hall connecting northeastern states with the leisure of the country). So meeting with the home minister is crucial in that context,” Banerjee said.
She also told the home minister “how lakhs of persons are lining as much as win their digital ration playing cards made as there is a feeling of terror among electorate”.
Responding to questions on a letter written to the PM by Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta expressing concerns about attending the inauguration of the sector’s 2d biggest coal block in Birbhum, Banerjee said, “All rehabilitation providers and products were labored out for native americans on the bottom who will be tormented by the project.”
“We develop now not work in the air or from the skies but on the bottom… we are linked to the americans on the bottom,” she added, assuring that the native population will now not endure due to of the project.
Banerjee also met Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and officers from Bengal who’re posted here. She’s going to be leaving for Kolkata on Friday.