In a veiled attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the ongoing National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue, BJP MLA Surendra Singh on Saturday warned the former of a lesson like Congress leader P Chidambaram if she gets influenced by anti-national sentiments. Asserting that NRC will be implemented in West Bengal as well, Singh said if the Trinamool Congress chief wants to keep Bangladeshis in the state, she should become the prime minister of Bangladesh.
"If she wants to do politics with the support of Bangladeshi people, she should go to Bangladesh. It will be good if she becomes Prime Minister of Bangladesh if she has courage for it," Singh was quoted as saying by media.
"We will never tolerate if foreigners come to India, stay here as refugees and influence Indian politics. Mamata Banerjee is an Indian so she can stay here but if she gets influenced by anti-national sentiments then she can be taught a lesson, like P Chidambaram and others are going," he added.
Giving a remembrance of BJP's thumping performance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, Singh compared the Saffron fold to Lord Hanuman, who managed to enter Sri Lanka despite not being allowed by the people of the country.
"Like Hanuman ji, Yogi and Amit Shah entered West Bengal and we got many seats there. Mamata Banerjee is the political queen of Bengal. Ram has made his debut in the state and there will be a change in government soon," ANI quoted the BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Ballia.
"NRC will be implemented in Bengal and all Bangladeshis will be given two packets of food and will be sent to their home respectfully," he reiterated.
Ever since, NRC has been implemented in Assam, the Trinamool Congress chief has vociferously opposed the exercise, adding that that she will not allow it to be implemented in West Bengal at any cost.
In 2019 General Elections, BJP has made deep inroads inside Banerjee's pocket borough by winning 18 out of the 41 Lok Sabha seats in the state.