Mamata Banerjee (File Image)

“Our government will not allow the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.

She was reacting to the union home minister Amit Shah’s announcement in which he said NRC would be implemented across India.

“No one could take anyone’s citizenship away in Bengal. My government will not divide people on the basis of religious lines,” she said while addressing a public meeting at Sagardighi of Murshidabad district.

She further said some people are trying to provoke trouble in the state by saying NRC would be carried out in Bengal.

“I would like to make it very clear, that we will never allow the NRC exercise in Bengal,” she reiterated.

The final NRC in Assam was published on August 31 this year, from which over 1.9 million people were left out.

The Assam government, All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), Assam Public Works (APW) and others expressed dissatisfaction over it.

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