AS West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has vowed to wipe out BJP led government for the its attempt to drive out illegal migrants from Assam , State Trinamool Congress (TMC) president Dwipen Pathak and two other party leaders resigned on Thursday in protest against her stance on the NRC. Pathak reportedly quit TMC within hours of a party’s delegation arrived at the Silchar airport in the Bengali-dominated Barak Valley bordering Bangladesh. They were first prevented from proceeding to the city and later detained for insisting on visiting the region under 144 CR Pc . Diganta Saikia, a TMC leader from Golaghat and who was among the three to resign, even threatened to file a case against TMC supremo.The ruling BJP, as well as other parties in Assam, said the TMC had no existence in the Barak valley. Pathak, a former MLA from Hajo, told reporters in Guwahati that he had apprised the party leaders of the “ground realities” in Assam after the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and urged her not to send the delegation to the north-eastern state now. The party rejected my suggestion and decline to understand the ground situation in Assam .And hence, it is not possible for me to remain in a party that does not value the Assamese sentiment”, said Pathak. He was a TMC MLA from 2011 to 2016,. Frankly,”The TMC has no existence in Assam,” he added. All parties in Assam are united on the foreigners’ issue, he added.
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