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Mamata will not be able to stop the CAA, says Amit Shah at the Kolkata rally | India News


CALCUTTA: Union Interior Minister Amit Shah launched a scorching attack on West Bengal’s main minister, Mamata Banerjee, in Kolkata on Sunday, saying he cannot prevent the Center from granting citizenship to refugees.

Banerjee, who has been a vocal critic of the Citizenship Amendment Act, has repeatedly said he will not allow the new law in his state.

Addressing a demonstration in Kolkata, Shah said opposition parties are terrorizing refugees by creating a false perception about the CAA and accused Mamata of allowing disturbances in his state by opposing the law.

“Prime Minister Modi brought to the CAA that he gave citizenship to millions of refugees here in Bengal. Mamata Di objected. There were riots in Bengal. The trains and railway stations were burned,” Shah said, adding that Mamata will not be able to stop the center. grant citizenship to refugees.

“Mamata Di raised the issue of citizenship to refugees when he was in the opposition. When Prime Minister Modi brought the CAA, he stands again with Congress and the communists in the opposition,” he said.

He reiterated that the government will not stop until all refugees are granted citizenship.

Mamata will not be able to stop the CAA, says Amit Shah at the Kolkata rally | India News

The Interior Minister of the Union, Amit Shah, makes a bid at the Kalighat Temple

Amit Shah spent about 15 minutes in the Kalighat temple of Goddess Kali and made a bid there, police said. The temple and its surroundings were cordoned off by Kolkata police as a security measure. Members of Congress and the CPM, gathered on the roads near the temple, dispersed before the arrival of Amit Shah, police said.

He also expressed his confidence that the BJP will form the next government in Bengal with a two-thirds majority after the 2021 assembly elections.

When launching the campaign ‘Aar Noi Annay’ (no more injustice) of the BJP in West Bengal at the rally, he said: “Mamata didi goes to all the villages and asks ‘Didi Ke Bolo’, they wonder what to answer. Today I came here to tell you not to keep quiet. Every time Didi asks ‘Didi Ke Bolo’, you say ‘Aar Noi Anyay’, which means we will not tolerate this injustice. ”

‘BJP trying to spread the hate’

Hitting the Interior Minister, the Trinamool Congress said that instead of preaching, Shah should apologize for not saving innocent lives during the violence in Delhi.

TMC’s main leader, Abhishek Banerjee, said West Bengal is better off without fanaticism and hate because the BJP “is trying to spread.”

“Instead of coming and preaching #Bengal @AmitShah, you should have explained and apologized for not saving more than 50 innocent lives in #DelhiViolence right under your nose,” said Abhishek, Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, in a tweet.

At least 42 people died and more than 200 were injured when frantic groups of people set fire to houses, shops, vehicles, a gasoline pump and threw stones at local people and police personnel earlier this week, the worst riots in Delhi in more than three decades.

(With agency contributions)

Times of India