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TMC, Left, Cong join hands to block NRC in Bengal

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 5, 2019, 6:39 am IST
Updated : Sep 5, 2019, 6:39 am IST

Trinamul Congress minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay stressed that under no circumstances the NRC would be allowed in the state.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo: Twitter/ ANI)
 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo: Twitter/ ANI)

Kolkata/Berhampore: The Trinamul Congress is all set to table a resolution against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the Assembly this week in a desperate bid to block the NRC implementation in West Bengal as the BJP is concreting its hold across the districts.

It has also got two Opposition parties: Congress and CPM, which earlier had rejected chief minister Mamata Banerjee's offer of a joint fight against the BJP, on board. But the BJP has stayed away from it. On Wednesday CPM MLA Sujan Chakraborty demanded a resolution be tabled on the NRC immediately while speaking during the zero hour in the House.

Congress MLA Asit Mitra echoed him. Trinamul Congress minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay stressed  that under no circumstances the NRC would be allowed in the state. The resolution also came up for discussion in the business advisory committee meeting where the Trinamul, CPM and Congress agreed to move the resolution which is likely to be tabled in the House on September 6.

The chief minister is also expected to be present in the House. At Murshidabad, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh however declared that the NRC would not be implemented now in the state. He indicated that it would be conducted along with other parts of the country.

The BJP MP of Midnapore said, "The NRC will be implemented in West Bengal and the country, not only here. When the time will come, it will be done. Now it is underway on the court's direction. Later, it will be done on the people's wish." Significantly the Trinamul will also hold mass protests across the state on September 7 and 8 opposing the NRC in neighbouring Assam where 19 lakh people's names have been dropped.

The decision was taken at an emergency meeting at Ms Banerjee's residence three days ago. The mass protests which would also highlight the divisive politics of BJP would be scheduled at weekend against the NRC to avoid inconvenience to the common people.

On September 12, a rally will be organised in the city from Chiria More to Shyambazar in north Kolkata.

Tags: mamata banerjee, assam nrc
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]