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What are you saying Mrs CM of West Bengal

GUWAHATI: West Bengal Chief Minister strikes a huge controversy in Assam when she called the ongoing process to update NRC a campaign to drive away the Bangla speaking people in the north eastern state.

All political parties, organizations and individuals in the state have slammed Banerjee for her irresponsible comment alleging it a conspiracy to create communal riot in Assam.

The All Assam Students Union has strongly criticized her alleging that her comment might strike communal tension and threatened to move the Supreme Court against her.

Banerjee in her speech on Wednesday at a public meeting in Birbhum said that NRC process is a step against the Bangla speaking people which would inflict torture on them. She said if the Bangla speaking people are tortured in the name of NRC she won't remain quiet.

She further appealed to her party MPs in Delhi to raise her concern in Parliament.

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PPFA asks WB chief minister to exercise restrain Guwahati: Expressing utter dismay on a responsible politician’s communal remarks over the ongoing process of National Register of Citizens (NRC) updaion in the State,  the Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) urges the politicians in power to exercise restrain while making a public statement. The Assam based forum, while reacting sharply to a recent outburst of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee claiming that the NRC updating process in the State was a ‘conspiracy to drive away Bengalis’, also appeals to the conscious people of the neighboring State to prevent their talkative chief minister from making such inflammatory statements. The much waited updation of NRC of 1951 is undergoing in Assam following the direction (also monitoring) of the  Supreme Court and the first draft of it comprising 1.9 crore applicants out of around 3.25 crore total applicants was released on the midnight of 31 December 2017. The second part of it is expected to be published by early this year. Contrary to the wide spread apprehensions by various government and non-government agencies, no unpleasant incident took place in Assam in the last four days, even though many people including few high profile individuals are yet to find their names in the list. Rather  everyone reportedly accepted the  error sportingly and waits for necessary correction in the final draft. “But shockingly the Bengal chief minister Ms Banerjee has tried to communalize the issue with queer logics.  The Trinamool Congress chief has simply tried to play a cunning game as few Bengali politicians of yesteryears including Jyoti Basu (ex-CM of Bengal) along with a bunch of intellectuals did the same during the Assam movement to deport illegal Bangladeshi migrants,” said the PPFA. In a statement, issued to the media outlets, the  forum pointed out that the appeasement policies of Ms Banerjee towards a particular community in West Bengal has seemingly compelled her to make such illogical comments. As she has been vehemently opposing the Centre’s citizenship amendment bill one can easily get the idea of Ms Banerjee’s interested group of people, asserted the forum. The PPFA has finally urged the Bengal chief minister to think about the nation first than running behind her silly political interest. The forum additionally appeals to the Bengali speaking people of the region to denounce Ms Banerjee’s comment which may spread misinformation and confusions across the country.   

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