West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banarjee (Screen-grab Copyrights: NDTV)
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Kolkata:

The Trinamool Congress attacked the Centre on Saturday for allegedly trying to drive out Bengalis from Assam in the name of the National Register of Citizens, PTI reported.

“The Centre will have to take responsibility for the 19 lakh people excluded from the final list, published on Saturday,” The Trinamool Congress said.

“Our party supremo is very concerned about the future of the 19 lakh people who have been left out of the NRC list. What will happen to them? What is their future? The central government has to take their responsibility,” Senior Trinamool Congress leader Firhad Hakim said.

“How can the government be so insensitive that on one fine morning it is declaring citizens, who have been living in Assam for last several decades, as foreigners?” he added.

“Union Home Minister Amit Shah had claimed that there are 50 lakh infiltrators, but the NRC says that it is 19 lakh. So were you lying or is the NRC is true?” All India Majlis-e-Ittahadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi responded.

“Because of this myth created by the former ministers, BJP in Assam is crying foul and rejecting the NRC list. They want to bring a new law now, but this should be stopped, they can’t bring out new legislation now,” he expressed his anger.

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