Prime News, National (New Delhi), August 1:- Trading verbal blows a day after the second and final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released, Mamata Banerjee and Amit Shah on Monday engaged in a heated exchange of words over the future of nearly 40 lakh people in the state.
While 40 lakh people not included in the list possibly face the danger of losing voting rights, the Centre has maintained that the list is not cast in stone and a Home Ministry official reportedly saying that the process of claims and objections to the draft would begin from August 30.
Mamata though was quickly off the block and while she launched a scathing attack on Monday itself, said on Tuesday that she fears a civil war would break out. “They are trying to divide people. There will be bloodbath a civil war in the country,” she was quoted as saying by PTI at an event in Delhi. “Only to win polls, people can’t be victimised. Don’t you think people whose name isn’t on the list will lose a part of their identity? Please understand India-Pakistan-Bangladesh were one before partition. Whoever came from Bangladesh to India till March 1971 is an Indian citizen.” (MR, Inputs: Agencies).