Trinamool to protest against NRC in Bengal districts today
Kolkata: On a day BJP President Amit Shah is slated to address a public rally here, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress would hold rallies in the districts of the state on Saturday to raise its pitch against the publication of the draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
The Trinamool has decided to leave out the metropolis from the programme, said its Secretary General Partha Chatterjee.
Shah would address the rally on Mayo Road in the heart of the city.
Chatterjee said the party would take out a rally in Kolkata on Sunday in protest against the NRC.
Alleging that the names of lakhs of Bengali speaking people have been dropped from the NRC draft, Chatterjee demanded that they be included in the register.
"We won't let them make a person refugee in his own country," he said.
Enraged over the Trinamool's decision, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Dilip Ghosh dubbed it as an attempt to foment violence during Shah's rally and warned that people would give a befitting reply.
"The only reason they have taken up this political programme is to prevent our workers and supporters from attending Amit Shah's rally. They want to foment violence. But I would like to warn them that if they stir up trouble, people will give them a befitting reply," he said.