Mamata accuses Congress, Left of playing dirty politics
WEST Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will boycott the next week’s Opposition meeting in Delhi, alleging that Congress and Left parties are playing dirty politics in the State. The meeting was called by Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi on January 13 The TMC supremo said that she will fight against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) alone. The meeting is scheduled to take place on January 13.
Banerjee has been a vocal opponent of the CAA and NRC. She has also said that both CAA and NRC will be not implemented in the State. For quite some time, she has been organising mega rallies against the CAA and the NRC and has launched attacks on the BJP-led central government over these issues. “I have decided to boycott the meeting convened by Sonia Gandhi on January 13 in New Delhi as I do not support the violence that the Left and Congress unleashed in West Bengal yesterday (Wednesday),” she announced on the floor of the House when the Opposition insisted that the House pass a resolution against the CAA.
She said that since the House had already adopted a resolution against a pan-India National Register of Citizens (NRC) in September last year which denounced according Indian citizenship to minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan on the basis of religion, there was no need for a fresh resolution. As Opposition MLAs insisted on a fresh resolution, the tempestuous leader launched into a harangue, defending her stance and declaring she will not attend the meeting called by Gandhi.