TMC Leaders Detained At Silchar Airport In Assam Over NRC Protest

| August 2 , 2018 , 19:12 IST

All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) eight MP and MLA’s opposing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft released on July 30 detained at Silchar airport on Thursday over fearing troubles of protest in Assam.

Commenting on the step taken by the Assam government West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamta Banerjee said, “They are showing muscle power.”

“These atrocities being done, aren't only being condemned, I think this is beginning of the end. They are frustrated, they are political tensed and depressed,” she added.

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Asked about whether NRC will be implemented in West Bengal as BJP leaders in West Bengal are demanding it, Banerjee said, “Who are they? What significance do they have in West Bengal? Nobody knows them. They are just some hooligans. Their existence itself is in question and they will implement NRC here? I will see how they intervene.”

On the arrival of TMC leaders in Assam, Chief Dwipen Pathak, TMC Assam president resigned from the post as he was not satisfied what TMC leader had said about NRC.

Pathak said, “I don't agree with Banerjee comment on NRC.”

“TMC leader’s arrival in Assam would create disturbance and blame would go on me so I've resigned from the post,” he added.

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The state of Assam on July 30 released the final draft of its National Register of Citizens (NRC), approving 2.89 crore applicants and rejecting 40 lakh applicants.

Banerjee slammed the government after the release of the list, alleging that the government is attempting a 'forceful eviction'.

On 40 Lakh people who are not in the list, Banerjee said, “Where will the 40 lakh people whose names have been deleted go? Does Centre have any rehabilitation program for them? Ultimately it is Bengal which will suffer. It’s just a vote politics by BJP. I request Home Minister to bring an amendment.”