New Delhi, February 12, 2019
Trinamool Congress (TMC) members on February 12th, 2019 asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to refrain from playing their “dirty politics” and ensure the safety of the Bengali people living in Assam
Mamata Banerjee-led TMC on February 12th, 2019 raised the reported killings of Bengalis in Assam in Lok Sabha, during the zero hour of the session.
TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi informed the House that a TMC delegation has visited Assam. “Bengalis in Assam are being killed in broad daylight…Bengal has always been pro-India. Dirty politics of the BJP has to stop and you must stop killing of Bengalis in Assam,” he said.
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said Bengalis move out of West Bengal in search of livelihood but are not feeling safe in Assam. “They are killed. The Centre should ask the state to ensure the safety of Bengalis,” he added.
It may be mentioned that West Bengal Chief Minister Banerjee stated that “dirty politics” is going on in the name of publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. She alleged that the NRC is a “ploy” of the Centre to “drive away Bengalis from Assam”.
“The Centre is driving away Bengalis from Assam. We never do this here in West Bengal. We have assured the Bengalis in Assam that we are beside them. They must not forget Bengal is also their home. It is not a crime to speak in Bengali. We are not against Assam Government but lakhs of people have been chucked out of the draft NRC,” she added.