NAIHATI, December 27: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will not be implemented in her state and no detention centres will come up here as long as she is alive. “As long as I am alive CAA will not be implemented in Bengal. No one has to leave the country or the state. There won’t be any detention centre in Bengal,” the West Bengal Chief Minister Banerjee said at a programme in Naihati.
Sending out a strong message to the Narendra Modi regime at the centre, the TMC supremo said that none can snatch away the rights of the people of the country, like citizenship. While expressing solidarity with the students and extending her full support to their protest across the country against the contentious CAA, she wondered why they can vote to elect a government on turning 18 but not have the right to protest.
”We will not allow NRC in Bengal, there will be no division on the basis of religion,” the Bengal leader said. “Why can’t students protest against a draconian law? The Centre is taking action against protesting students and is rusticating them from universities,” she added.
Mamata’s comments came a day after a war of words between the BJP and the Congress over detention centres. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had yesterday hit out at PM Narendra Modi’s for his ‘no detention centres’ remark and alleged that “RSS’s Prime Minister lies to Bharat Mata”. (Agencies)