Mamata accuses BJP of playing revenge politics

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West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday attacked the BJP-led central government over the exclusion of 40 lakh people in the final draft of Assam-NRC and accused them of being “anti-Bengalis”.

Questioning the criteria on which 40 lakh people have been excluded, she said they are very much Indians.

TMC chief asked if hilsa fish, Jamdani saree, sandesh and mishti doi, which are originally from Bangladesh, would also be branded as “infiltrators or refugees”.

“What is going on in the country is injustice. The BJP with their extremist ideology is trying to create division among the people. I think they are playing the politics of revenge among the countrymen. We are not for this kind of politics,” she said.

Mamata accused the BJP of being “anti-Bengalis” and “anti-West Bengal”.