The war between BJP and TMC over the NRC has intensified further. In the latest jibe against the government the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has said it plans to intensify the protests against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
The party pointed out that the Union home minister’s statement accusing TMC leaders of creating an “unruly situation” at the Silchar airport was “dissatisfactory”.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her disappointment with the final Draft NRC list released recently in Assam. She termed the detention of her party men at silchar airport as ‘super emergency’.
TMC leaders are expected to meet over the weekend to finalise a plan of action for the coming week. “The statement of Home Minister Rajnath Singh is completely unacceptable. We expected that the Centre will intimate us on its own and take appropriate action. Nothing was done. We are completely dissatisfied with his statement. Over the weekend, we are going to chalk out our plan of action for Monday,” a senior TMC leader said.
Meanwhile, senior members of the TMC have been called back to Kolkata, where the party will observe “black day” on Saturday and Sunday. According to a TMC source, the party is likely to meet members of the delegation, which had gone to Silchar, over the weekend to assess the situation and may intensify protests inside and outside Parliament on Monday.
The party today staged protests in both Houses of Parliament over the detention of some of its leaders in Assam’s Silchar on Thursday, over which the Lok Sabha was adjourned briefly. Though TMC members had demanded a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Singh stated in the Lower House that since there were prohibitory orders in Assam, state officials had “requested” TMC leaders to return from the airport itself.