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'Didi is chameleon', says Bengal Congress chief

By Chennabasaveshwar

Kolkata, Aug 3: West Bengal Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary hit back at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her double speak over the issue of illegal migrants.

West Bengal Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary. Courtesy: ANI news

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, said, " Mamata Banerjee has been assuring she will provide shelter to those who will be thrown out of Assam. But, she has sealed Assam-Bengal border, so that none could enter Bengal. Such double standards will add difficulty for those 40 lakh people."

"Mamata Banerjee is agitating as 40 lakh people are left out. In 2005, Didi had brought adjournment motion against illegal migrants by warning of disastrous consequences in India if they are not thrown out. She changes tracks like chameleon, " Chowdhary said.

Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal is leading from the front to oppose the NRC in Assam. She had even said that those whose names are not in the final draft are welcome to her state.

However this was not her stance 13 years back. In 2005, Mamata had sought for a discussion on a very serious matter. She had come up with two sets of papers on illegal immigration from Bangladesh. She was however denied permission to speak on the subject. What followed was Mamata losing her cool, tearing up the papers and throwing it towards the deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha, Charanjeet Singh Atwal.

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