ACCUSING Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of indulging in falsehood and alarming people about The National Register for Citizens (NRC), Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah has asserted that the Centre will undertake the exercise in the eastern state affected by illegal migrants. But before the implementation of NRC, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will be enacted by Parliament to accord Indian citizenship to all Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist, Parsis refugees. Addressing a seminar in Kolkata Tuesday on the controversial NRC, which has hitherto been restricted to Assam, Shah said West Bengal’s ruling TMC was misleading people about the citizenship roll.”People of Bengal are being misled about the NRC… I assure all Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain refugees they won’t have to leave the country, they will get Indian citizenship and enjoy all the rights of an Indian national,” he said.The ,however, asserted that all infiltrators will be thrown out of the country. Amit Shah, also BJP president, hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for scrapping provisions of Article 370 that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir, saying it will facilitate complete integration of the state into India. Referring to Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of Jana Sangh, the BJP’s precursor, Shah said it was due to the sacrifices of the leader that West Bengal was today part of the Indian republic. Amit Shah told the Kolkata rally that the 18 Lok Sabha seats won by the party in West Bengal were instrumental in increasing the margin and taking tally above 300-plus. He told the audience that the BJP will come to power in the next state elections to be held in 2021. “Will not let the sacrifice of BJP cadre go to waste,” Amit Shah said. Senior TMC MLA and former Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta earlier joined BJP in the presence of BJP national President Amit Shah. Dutta was handed over the party flag by BJP state president Dilip Ghosh at the seminar on NRC presided by Shah. Shah hugged Dutta and welcomed him to the party. Amit Shah Kolkata visit: Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated a community Durga Puja in West Bengal for the first time on Tuesday. During his first visit to Bengal after becoming Union Minister for Home Affairs, the BJP national president inaugurated the B J Block community Durga Puja at Salt Lake area in the eastern fringes of Kolkata. Since the announcement of Amit Shah’s inauguration of Durga Puja fest, the TMC leadership has accused the BJP of trying to politicise the festival. “For me the country and its interests are much bigger than personal or a party’s interests. India has achieved new heights under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Dutta said.
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