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Your job is to douse the fire, Mamata slams Shah over anti-CAA protests

The chief minister also appealed to Shah to take care of the country and "control" BJP cadres.

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee interacts with media over the ongoing doctor's strike, in Howrah | PTI

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lashed out at Union Home Minister for bringing in the amended citizenship law, which she termed "divisive", and said he must douse the fire caused by the legislation.

The TMC supremo said if is not a proof of citizenship as per the home minister, then why was it linked to welfare schemes and the banking system.

"I urge to ensure that the country does not burn. Your job is to douse the fire," she said after leading a protest march against the amended citizenship law from Howrah Maidan to Esplanade in Kolkata.

The chief minister also appealed to Shah to take care of the country and "control" BJP cadres.

In a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' slogan, she said the BJP government has brought "satyanaash" (disaster) for everyone in the country.

"They want to turn the entire country into a detention centre. But we will not let that happen," she said, reiterating that she won't allow the implementation of the citizenship law and the NRC in West Bengal.

First Published: Wed, December 18 2019. 15:25 IST
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