Last updated: November 23, 2022, 2:36 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asked the people of the state to ensure their names are on the electoral roll to avoid being sent to detention camps under the guise of enforcing NRC.
She spoke about a program organized by the state government to distribute land pattas (documents) to marginalized families from all districts.
“Make sure your name is on the electoral roll, otherwise you will be sent to detention camps in the name of NRC. It’s a disgrace, disgrace and disgrace,” said Banerjee.
Referring to incidents of “forced takeover of land by the railway and airport authorities”, Banerjee said, “No eviction is allowed in Bengal without proper compensation and rehabilitation.” At the public occasion, she asked people to start “protesting if your country is taken by force and the state will be with you”.
She accused the center of “not making money for 100 days of work”.
Without naming the BJP, she said the central government is “following the party’s instructions”.
Banerjee on the program handed over 4,701 land ‘pattas’.
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