Ever since Amit Shah took oath as the Union Home Minister post-Lok Sabha polls over three months ago, there was no meeting happened between Shah and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. Now, from the latest update, it was known that Mamata had met with Amit Shah. Post, their meeting, Mamata has spoken to media and said the meeting was meant to raise the NRC issue with the Home Minister and seeking his immediate intervention as a massive amount of genuine Indian nationals who had left the country were in great difficulty now.
Mamata said that “Mostly people from the Assamese, Gorkha, Bengali and Bihari communities had been left out. The Centre must examine each and every case and give them immediate assistance so that the issue can be resolved. The Home Minister has assured me he would look into the matter”. She further stated that she visited New Delhi after a long time and now meeting both the PM and the Home minister was part of a constitutional obligation. Further, Mamata revealed that she even raised the issue of renaming her state with the PM, and had also invited Modi to inaugurate the world’s second-largest coal block in West Bengal which is scheduled to be held in October.
West Bengal CM says, “Since we have international border issues with Bangladesh and Bhutan and state borders with Bihar and Jharkhand, and also the sensitive Chicken’s Neck corridor linking the Northeast with the rest of the country, a meeting in that context with the Home minister was required”.