- The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamta Banerjee announced state-wide protests due to approval of implementing Citizenship Amendment Bill.
- Owing to the protests in her state, she avoided the meeting in Delhi, regarding the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Reiterating that her government would oppose the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA), in West Bengal, chief Minister Mamta Banerjee announced state wide protest would be commencing from Monday.
She also said that she would be leading the rally from the BR Ambedkar’s statue in Kolkata.
“We warned them that there’s fire ahead, but still they wanted to get their hands burnt. They say they will forcibly implement the amendment and NRC(National Register of Citizens). I would like to state that neither of them would be implemented in West Bengal.
“You can pass a law, but it is up to the state government to execute it. They won’t be able to force us,” she told journalists.
Head honcho of Trinamool Congress said that she would cancel her proposed meeting in Delhi that is scheduled in the next week to stand in the support of the people .
“Bangladesh is a country that shares border with us. They are very disappointed and flabbergasted. Assam also has a border with the nation. So I will cancel my flight due to arousal of such situation, she said.
She said that on Monday, she will lead her party from Ambedkar’s statue in Central Kolkata to the Jorasanko Thakurbhai in North Kolkata where Shri Rabindranath Tagore was born.
” We will assemble for the rally. They were dismantling the Constitution drafted by Ambedkarji and we will not let that happen. They are trying to divide people. Tagoreji had tied rakhis to the people during Partition of Bengal in 1905,” she said.
On Sunday, the workers of the party take out rallies in all district headquarters involving people hailing from all communities, castes and creed.”