Prime News, National (Kolkata), August 15:- West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched a fresh salvo at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue on Tuesday.
Speaking at the state secretariat – Nabanna – after meeting a delegation from United Bengali Forum who had come from Assam to highlight their plight, Mamata asked Shah whether his parents had birth certificates. “I want to ask Amit Shah does his mother and father have birth certificates? If you ask me, I do not have my parent’s birth certificates. Would Swami Vivekananda have the certificates?Atal ji is ill now, so I cannot ask him, but I wish I could ask him whether he has all the certificates? One family can keep the record, not all. I belonged to a backward family, certificates were not maintained,” Mamata said. “Would Gandhiji’s family have certificates?”
Banerjee went on to call NRC politically motivated. “This is a political move ahead of the elections. Sometimes they will play India-Pakistan, sometimes they will play India-China. I am also hearing that they are getting the currency notes printed outside the country,” she alleged. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).