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BJP can brand me 'infiltrator': Mamata Banerjee on Assam NRC issue

PTI | Updated on: 01 Aug 2018, 09:50:49 PM
BJP can brand me 'infiltrator': Mamata Banerjee on Assam NRC issue (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Attacking the Centre on the NRC issue, TMC chief Mamta Banerjee on Wednesday said the government could even brand her an "infiltrator" as her parents did not have papers to prove that they were born in India.

Banerjee said that even genuine voters were not included in the final draft National Register of Citizens (NRC).

"My father or even my mother never had birth certificates to show that they were born here.

"Luckily, I have my documents, but on the ground that my parents do not have proper documents, the BJP government could have branded me, infiltrator," the West Bengal chief minister told reporters in Delhi.

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Lashing out at the BJP, the TMC chief said the ruling party cannot dictate terms and decide who is the real citizen of the country.

"The BJP cannot stop me. I am not their servant," she said.

Her comments come against the backdrop of the Assam government publishing the draft NRC on July 30.

The names of over 40 lakh people did not figure in the list.

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First Published : 01 Aug 2018, 09:47:07 PM