The ACR and the NRC are two sides of the same coin, according to Mamata


Reiterating his opposition to the draft law on citizenship (amendment) the day he was deposed at Lok Sabha, the chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, called it Monday as well as the National Register of Citizens (NRC). She said that no citizen should be forced to leave the country.

"No NRC, no division and no rule … Whether it's the CAB or the NRC, these are two sides of the same coin," she said at a rally. in Kharagpur.

Emphasizing that all people living in the country are citizens, Trinamool's Congress President said: "Some have end-of-school certificates. Some have land in their name. Something or the other that they all have. "

Ms. Banerjee said that citizenship is an ongoing process. "If you want to give citizenship as people get the green card, you can give citizenship deemed", but what is the purpose of questioning the citizenship of those who have lived for 70 or 100 years.

Referring to the NRC's exercise in Assam, she said that the names of 19 Hindu Lakh Bengalis and more than one lakh Gorkhas, who affected the country greatly, were written off.

The Chief Minister during the day also told social media that the fundamental spirit of the Constitution should not be tampered with.

"On this day in 1946, the Constituent Assembly met for the first time. My homage to the founding fathers who created the Constitution. We must never alter the basic spirit of what is written in this great document, "she said.

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