After BJP, Assam Congress chief slams Mamata Banerjee's 'civil war' comment

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"Continuing her attack on the ruling BJP over the exclusion of 40 lakh people from Assam's National Register of Citizens (NCR) draft list, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday labelled the party as "the real infiltrator". Congress's Assam chief Ripun Bora also slammed the chief minister for trying to "provoke" a civil war. "I am shocked to see how Indians became foreigners... surprised to see that our former President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed's family members are not on the NRC Assam list", she said.

Mamata reiterated that the people whose names that were not included in the final draft of the NRC were not outsiders.

BJP was not the only party criticising Banerjee for her remarks.

"India needs a change and that change has to happen in 2019", the Chief Minister said.

According to an officer of Naharkatia police station, the complaint was filed at Naharkatia police station in Upper Assam's Dibrugarh district, which would be referred to their headquarters in Guwahati.

Accusing her of playing vote bank politics, he said, "I heard the whole speech and I am stunned by it". "The real infiltrator is BJP because they are interfering in everything - what you eat what you wear, even interfering in media", she said. Is it a crime that Bangladesh and we (West Bengal) share the same mother tongue? The stated aim of the counting exercise is to separate genuine Indian citizens from so-called illegal migrants who might be living in the state. Who is BJP? Are they West Bengal's guardians?

Her protests in the Lok Sabha and comments against Bangladeshi immigrants were expunged in 2005, but the aggression with which she had taken up the matter in the House will be remembered in the history of Parliament.

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