Every time he comes to Bengal, he talks rubbish: Mamata Banerjee on Amit Shah’s CAA statements

He should hide his face in shame for speeches he made in Bengal in 2021.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be implemented as soon as the COVID-19 subsides. He was speaking at a programme in West Bengal’s Siliguri.

At a press conference later in Kolkata, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee reacted sharply on Shah’s comments: “If that is the case, why are they (the Centre) not bringing the bill to the Parliament? They are not coming in 2024, let me tell you. We don’t want citizens to suffer,” she said.

Banerjee said that Shah had come to Bengal after a year. “The speeches he made before the 2021 elections, he should be hiding his face in shame. Every time he comes here (to Bengal), he talks rubbish,” Banerjee added.

The Bengal CM said that the BJP talks about divisive politics. “They always talk about dividing people, while we talk about unity,” she said. “As a Union Home Minister, he should be answerable for what is happening across the country, especially what has taken place in Uttar Pradesh recently,” she said, referring to the incidents of violence on women.

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