New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called on Home Minister Amit Shah — their first meeting after the implementation of NRC in Assam — and raised the issue of several genuine voters being left out due to the exercise.
The Trinamool Congress chief met Shah at his office at the North Block, a day after she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening.
Addressing reporters after the meeting, Banerjee said: “I handed over a letter to him, told him that of the 19 lakh people left out of NRC, many are Hindi speaking, Bengali speaking and local Assamese. Many genuine voters have been left out. This should be looked into.” She added: “Shah did not say anything about NRC in West Bengal. I have already clarified my stand that NRC is not needed in the state.”
Banerjee has been a vocal critic of the exercise and took out massive a rally against the BJP’s attempt to bring NRC across the country, warning the party not to play with fire.
“I dare the BJP to touch a single person in Bengal in the name of NRC. I will not let the NRC happen in Bengal till I am alive. If I die, then my young leaders will fight against this conspiracy to divide people in the name of religion,” the TMC chief had said.