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Mamata supporting infiltrators to secure vote bank: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

BJP national P today accused the of "throttling democracy" in the state and accused of "supporting infiltrators" to secure her

He mocked at Banerjee for reaching out to various political parties in the country over the issue of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in

The BJP, he said, will never "tolerate" infiltrators.

"Mamataji is supporting infiltrators from ... She is touring the entire country to garner support for infiltrators just to secure her She is trying to communalise the issue," Rao told reporters here.

But she did not receive support from any of the political parties on it, he claimed.

"The BJP will never tolerate infiltrators coming to and staying in our homes. We will fight till the end," Rao said.

Banerjee had been at the forefront in opposing the final draft of the NRC in that was published on July 30 and had sent a (TMC) delegation to Silchar to assess the situation in the Bengali-dominated district.

The said before talking about the lack of democracy in the country, Banerjee "should look after her own state where democracy is being throttled on a regular basis".

He said, "There is a serious defecit of democracy in the state under the TMC. The BJP leaders and activists are attacked on a regular basis. During the last panchayat polls, we have seen how democracy was throttled in Bengal."

Referring to the proposed August 11 Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) rally, which is scheduled to be addressed by Amit Shah, Rao said the TMC is so scared of it that they have resorted to "serious violence".

"But BJP will keep fighting in Bengal till democracy is restored," he added.

He claimed that there would be a massive turnout at the rally which will take the pledge to "overturn the corrupt and immoral TMC government".

Meanwhile, TMC termed the allegations levelled against the party as "baseless".

"We are not afraid of any rally by BJP. The people of Bengal stand firmly with and the TMC," he said.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 20:25 IST