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Trinamool to protest against NRC in Bengal districts on Saturday

IANS  |  Kolkata 

On a day BJP Shah is slated to address a public rally here, West Bengal's ruling would hold rallies in the districts of the state on Saturday to raise its pitch against the publication of the draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in

The Trinamool has decided to leave out the metropolis from the programme, said its

Shah would address the rally on Mayo Road in the heart of the city.

Chatterjee said the party would take out a rally in Kolkata on Sunday in protest against the NRC.

Alleging that the names of lakhs of Bengali speaking people have been dropped from the NRC draft, Chatterjee demanded that they be included in the register.

"We won't let them make a person refugee in his own country," he said.

Enraged over the Trinamool's decision, state (BJP) dubbed it as an attempt to foment violence during Shah's rally and warned that people would give a befitting reply.

"The only reason they have taken up this political programme is to prevent our workers and supporters from attending Shah's rally. They want to foment violence. But I would like to warn them that if they stir up trouble, people will give them a befitting reply," he said.



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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 00:16 IST