West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee raised the issue of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam in a meeting with Union Home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi today. “No Indian should be put through difficulties,” said the West Bengal chief minister after her meeting with Amit Shah, pointing out that 1.9 million people were excluded from the final NRC.
This was the first meeting between the West Bengal CM and the Union Home Minister after the second Modi government came to power. “I raised the issue of NRC with the home minister. Lives of people are now uncertain. Several Hindi, Bengali and Gurkhali speaking people have been left out of the NRC,” Mamata Banerjee said after the meeting and added “the issue of conducting NRC, did not come up during the meeting.”