TMC to hold rallies across West Bengal against NRC
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) will take out rallies across West Bengal on Saturday to protest the publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, a senior leader of the party said.
The state capital, however, has been exempted from Saturday's plan, TMC secretary-general and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said here on Friday.
BJP national president Amit Shah is set to address a public meeting on Saturday in the central part of Kolkata.
"Barring Kolkata, we will organise rallies across the state in protest against the NRC. A separate rally will be taken out in the capital city on Sunday," Chatterjee told reporters here.
The minister also accused the BJP-led Assam Government of "deliberately omitting" Bengalis from the NRC draft.
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