Amid the Assam NRC debate heating up, the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee went to the extent of warning that the move will lead to civil war.
The statement only shows that the Assam NRC debate is perhaps the most divisive for the Indian politics in a long time.
The Mamata’s remark was however criticized by the ruling BJP.
The BJP chief Amit Shah had to say that he was “stunned” but also shot back to demand that the opposition must come clean on the rights of Indians.
“How will they live in Assam? Where will they get food, shelter, schools?” Ms Banerjee had said earlier today, referring to the 40 lakh people whose names have not appeared on the National Register of Citizens.
“They (BJP) are trying to divide the people. The situation cannot be tolerated. There will be a civil war, bloodbath in the country,” said Ms Banerjee.
At a press conference this evening, Amit Shah hit back saying the Bengal Chief Minister was “spreading confusion” with her claims of civil war.>