Guwahati, August 7: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee took the help of a poem to attack the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mamata penned a poem titled ‘Porichoy’ means ‘Identity’. The poem, having six stanzas, written in Bengali and translated in English and Hindi was posted on the chief minister’s Facebook page with her signature. The same was shared on the Twitter too.
In the poem, Mamata said that those who protested against the saffron party had no place in the country. She slammed the BJP and Modi over the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam
The poem goes: “What’s your surname, Your father’s name. What language do you speak? What is your religion? What do you eat? You don’t know? Go away then, This world has no room for you”.
It may be mentioned that Mamata has been at the forefront of the Opposition attack against the ruling party post the publication of the NRC draft in Assam on July 30.
”Who are you? Whom do you support? have your previous five generations been registered? What do you wear? Do you have Gobar-dhan account? No? You must be an illegal immigrant,” goes the poem.
“Do you listen to ‘mann ki baat’? Do you write against the ruler? Then there is no place for you. Then you are an extremist”, she writes.
In the last paragraph, the poem says that a person is branded as “anti-national” if he or she raises their voice against the ruler.
It may be mentioned that Mamata had warned the ruling BJP of “a civil war, a bloodbath” following the publication of the final draft of the NRC in Assam. She said that the list will divide the people and create a civil war-like situation in the country.
“You (ruling BJP) cannot just drive away people who have been staying here for 100, 200, 30 years… I am shocked to see how Indians became foreigners… I am shocked to see that even relatives of former President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed have not made it to the NRC. They are trying to divide people. There will be a bloodbath and civil war in the country,” said Banerjee while speaking at a Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India conclave on ‘Love Your Neighbour’ in Kolkata.
The Assam government released the second and final draft of NRC on July 30. 2,89, 83,677 persons were found eligible out of 3,29,91,384 applicants in the final draft of the NRC. Names of 4,007,707 people were not included in the final Draft NRC.