Mamata recently appealed her counterparts in the northeast and non-BJP states to study carefully the NPR form. (Photo Credit: PTI File)
Launching a fresh tirade against the BJP, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday said people who are being misguided by the saffron party should be told that they are not bonded labours but citizens of this country. Mamata while making a veiled dig at BJP’s national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya’s statement on ‘Poha’ and its connection with the Bangladeshi identity, asked, “Did you (BJP) eat air while growing up? I have never heard that a person can be recognised with their dresses and food habits. This can't be tolerated?”
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee: Did you (BJP) eat air while growing up? I have never heard that a person can be recognised with their dresses and food habits. This can't be tolerated. https://t.co/SBMcTDZfbI— ANI (@ANI) January 27, 2020
Recently, while addressing a pro-CAA event, Kailash Vijayvargiya said that he suspected that there were some Bangladeshis among construction labourers who worked at his house.
Continuing with her attack on the BJP, the West Bengal CM asked whether it’s the BJP who will decide what one will eat and what religion one will pursue. “Will you (BJP) decide who will eat 'chire' or 'poha'?”, added Mamata.
Mamata Banerjee has been sharing jibes with the BJP over the passage of contentious citizenship law. She has also expressed apprehensions regarding NPR and NRC exercise.
She recently appealed her counterparts in the northeast and non-BJP states to study carefully the NPR form, its questions and criteria, before arriving at a decision on updating it.
Moreover, the West Bengal Assembly has passed a resolution against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, becoming the fourth state to do so. Three states - Kerala, Rajasthan and Punjab – have already passed resolutions against the new citizenship law.
The resolution appeals to the Union government to repeal the amended citizenship law and revoke plans to implement NRC and update NPR.