Assam | ‘BJP wants to drive out Bengalis from state’, says Mamata

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GUWAHATI | October 31, 2018 (UNI):

Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has accused the BJP government at the Centre and in Assam of trying to drive out Bengalis in the name of NRC.

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"The BJP government at the Centre and in Assam are trying to drive out Bengalis (from Assam) in the name of NRC. They have left out 40 lakh people (out of NRC) under the guise of listing genuine voters," said Banerjee, while addressing a gathering at a government programme in Cooch Behar district.

Referring to media reports the Chief Minister also said that recently one person committed suicide in Assam as his name did not feature in NRC but the names of his wife and son did.

She said, "in Assam they (BJP) are trying to drive out Bengalis".