West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that the BJP was “using” Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) with an eye on the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections.
As per PTI report, The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo asserted that she will never allow the implementation of CAA or NRC in West Bengal. She accused the saffron camp of trying to “bring in its supporters from other states and make them voters of West Bengal, while snatching the rights of the permanent residents of the eastern state”.
Iterating that the BJP won’t return to power after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Banerjee said that the country’s political situation was changing fast, and it is very different from that of 2019.
“Whenever any election approaches, the BJP speaks of implementing CAA and NRC. With upcoming Gujarat assembly polls later this year, and Lok Sabha elections just a year-and-a-half away, it has again started to flare up the CAA issue.
“Will the BJP decide who is a citizen and who is not? Matuas are very much citizens of this country,” Banerjee said while addressing party workers in Krishnanagar.