Will not implement Uniform Civil Code, CAA and NRC in West Bengal: CM Mamata

TMC leader asks the public not to fall prey to ‘riot’ plot

Mamata Banerjee West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in Kolkata | Salil Bera

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee said the state government will not allow the controversial UCC, NRC and CAA laws to be implemented in the state. Taking part in Ramzan celebrations in Kolkata on Thursday, Mamata slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led union government on Thursday for trying to create discord in the society.

Addressing a gathering at Red Road on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, she said, “We will not accept the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens and Uniform Civil Code. If we will live unitedly, nobody will be able to cause harm to us.” The chief minister charged some would try to engineer riots in the state during elections. “During elections, some people will try to engineer riots; don't fall prey to the plot,” she said.

Banerjee said her party’s fight is against the BJP and they will decide about the INDIA bloc later. “We will decide about the INDIA bloc later. But in Bengal, please see that no vote goes to any other party,” she added. She also slammed the BJP government at the Centre for using the central probe agencies against the opposition parties.

TMC national general secretary and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee, other senior leaders accompanied her at the Eid meet. 

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