The Trinamool Congress, Left Front, and Congress are openly daring the BJP to bring Bengal under the “oppressive National Register of Citizens” regime. Are these just daydreams for BJP, or can they realize these dreams?
“Do it right now if you have the guts to do so!” CPI(M) Legislature Party Member Sujan Chakrabarty told the BJP leadership hours after its State president Dilip Ghosh threatened to introduce NRC in Bengal when they come to power in the State.
“Remember this is Bengal. You will do yourselves a great harm if you even think of bringing the cow belt culture in this State. What BJP thinks or preaches defies civilized logic,” he said criticizing the saffron party’s alleged “anti-Bengali mindset.”
The Trinamool Congress’s anti-BJP rhetoric was equally harsh even as its senior leader Partho Chatterjee said, “Such threats will only solidify the Bengali people’s mindset to keep an uncivilised outfit out of Bengal. Last time they had won two seats. This time they will win none.”
The strong reactions from the Left and the Congress came hours after Ghosh warned of introducing the NRC regime in Bengal should his party come to power in the State.
In a hard-hitting statement he said on Tuesday said, “BJP will implement NRC in Bengal too if we come to power here. So keep it in mind that hard days are coming for those who have infiltrated this State. We will not tolerate any illegal immigrants in Bengal when we come to power because we do not indulge in vote-bank politics and politics of appeasement.”
On an apparent reference Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, he said the “so-called backers of the infiltrators who are today shedding crocodiles’ tears for them should keep in mind that they will also be thrown out of this country if they tried to back them.”
Banerjee is currently in Delhi where she is likely to meet a number of rebel BJP leaders like MM Joshi, Ram Jethmalani and Shatrughna Sinha, sources said.
Attacking the Trinamool Congress Government for harbouring the illegal Rohingya migrants in the State, Gosh further said, “We have information on illegal Rohingya immigrants being allowed to settle in Bengal for vote-bank politics. But we will not tolerate this.”
Reacting to Ghosh’s comments, State Congress leader and former Minister
Manoj Chakrbarty said, “They are shouting loud and create frenzy because they know that they will not get any vote in this State.
Writer: Saugar Sengupta
Source: The Pioneer