Kolkata/Guwahati, August 31: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday hit out at Narendra Modi government stating that NRC fiasco has exposed all those who tried to take political mileage out of it. She was of the opinion that the final National Register of Citizens list for Assam was a botched-up process. In the latest final NRC list for Assam, over 19 lakh people have been excluded, while a total of 3,11,21,004 were included. Asaduddin Owaisi Slams Narendra Modi Govt Over Assam NRC Final List, Says 'Myth of Illegal Migrants Has Been Busted'
Expressing her views on the NRC list for Assam, Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter and wrote, "The NRC fiasco has exposed all those who tried to take political mileage out of it. They have a lot to answer to the nation. This is what happens when an act is guided by an ulterior motive rather than the good of the society and the larger interest of the nation."
Adding on, she extended he support for the Bengali migrants who have been excluded from the list. She said, "My heart goes out to all those, especially the large number of Bengali speaking brothers and sisters, who are made to suffer because of this botched-up process."
Here's the tweet:
My heart goes out to all those, especially the large number of Bengali speaking brothers and sisters, who are made to suffer because of this botched-up process.(2/2)
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 31, 2019
Earlier, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi hit out at Narendra Modi government and said that Bharatiya Janata Party should learn a lesson. He had told BJP should stop asking for NRC throughout the country in terms of Hindus and Muslims, and stated that the myth of illegal migrants had been busted. NRC Final List 2019: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Sparks Row, Says 'BJP Will Stand by Legal Hindu Migrants'
Earlier, the Assam NRC list was released by the government after revising it and excluded a total of 19,06,657 people. However, it stated that they had included 3,11,21,004 people as Indian citizens in the final list. Following the release of the final list, politicians have been raising concerns over the process of identifying the genuine citizens.