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BJP to raise NRC pitch after data reveals W Bengal has Bangladeshi convicts

According to the NCRB data of 2017, West Bengal has the highest number of foreign prisoners among all the states.

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Press Trust of India Kolkata
The latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data stating that West Bengal has the highest number of foreign convicts, majority of whom are from Bangladesh, has provided BJP with fresh ammo to raise the pitch for implementation of NRC in the state.

The BJP, which had used NRC, illegal infiltration from Bangladesh and alleged Muslim appeasement by the TMC government as its main poll planks to bag 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 parliamentary polls in West Bengal, is now planning to use the data during its campaign against the state government, after the festive season.

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First Published: Oct 29 2019 | 11:03 AM IST

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