No need for CAA, NRC or NPR: Bengal CM in a rally in Jalpaiguri

“There is nothing to fear and we will not allow them to implement CAA, NRC and NPR in Bengal”- Mamata Banerjee

Jalpaiguri : Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured the people there is no need to fear the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Population Register (NPR) as her government has already regularised all the refugee colonies in the state.

"Our government has regularised all the refugee colonies following a nod by the cabinet in this regard. So there is nothing to fear and we will not allow them to implement CAA, NRC and NPR in Bengal," Mamata Banerjee said in a rally in Jalpaiguri which is close to the Indo-Bangladesh border.

She had also offered puja at Madanmohan Temple in Cooch Behar and inaugurated the medical college and hospital in the district which is named after Maharaja Jitendra Narayan on his 106th birthday.

She had also announced that Banarhat and Kranti will be made two separate blocks. At the same time Mayanaguri and Falakata will come up as municipalities. She had also assured of giving job cards to 20 migrant workers in each booths so that they do not face any trouble in earning their livelihoods after returning home facing many hurdles due to announcement of lockdown by the Centre.

Chief Minister had also added "It is our government that launched the cha-sundari project to provide pacca houses to 3,694 homeless tea garden workers only in the first phase in Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri. Initially it will be provided to the employees of seven tea-garden workers. Such people in total 370 tea gardens will be getting the benefit. They (Centre) assured of taking over the closed tea gardens. But they are yet to fulfil their promise".

There was also announcement of setting up of the new campus of Panchanan Barma University at Khalsamari on 17 acres of land and a workshop at his birthplace. She further mentioned about the Narayani Battallion headquartered at Mekhliganj besides the Gorkha Battallion and Jangalmahal battalion with their headquarters at Nakshalbari and Jhargram.

These development have been made when the assembly election are just few months away in 2021.

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