Assembly seats in the Matua strongholds of Bongaon and Krishnanagar, close to the India-Bangladesh border, are set to go to polls in the sixth phase of elections, on April 22.
Victims of ‘cut money’ culture, north Bengal’s minority community still tilted towards Trinamool out of fear for CAA as BJP plays Hindu card.
MHA made the submission while defending the decision of the Indian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium asking a Belgian woman to surrender her OCI card.
According to state BJP sources, the new citizenship law will benefit more than 1.5 crore people in India, including over 72 lakh in West Bengal.
Prominent Congress leader tells H Khogen Singh there is anger against the CAA in Assam
Bonda Colony, a town of a few hundred households just outside Guwahati, is inhabited mainly by Bengali Hindus, who are mainly settlers from Bangladesh.
The union road transport minister said Congress is engaged in opportunistic vote bank politics and has compromised the country's security by its minority appeasement.
He said the BJP had been avoiding answers on unemployment, inflation, devastating floods, the plight of tea plantation workers and the thriving syndicate of smugglers.
AASU held demonstrations in dozens of towns apart from capital Guwahati and in various sub-divisions of the state.
The party in a statement also alleged that Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah sought to deny the existence of those people who lost their lives during the anti-CAA agitation.
The NGO has made the Centre and the Speakers of the Legislative Assemblies of Punjab, Rajasthan, Kerala and West Bengal party in the petition.
Assam BJP chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass said that people are convinced that not a single foreigner can illegally settle in Assam as long as the BJP is in power in the state.
The party said that before coming to power, BJP had promised to protect ‘jati’ (community), ‘mati’ (land) ‘bheti’ (foundation), but instead imposed the CAA on people.
Congres workers have collected the 'Gamochas' (traditional white and red woven cloth offered as an honour in Assam) as part of its door-to-door campaign.
In a written reply, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the Act was notified on in December 2019 and has come into effect from January 10 last year.