WB Assembly passes resolution denouncing NRC

West Bengal Assembly on Friday passed a resolution denouncing the NRC in Assam and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted that she will never allow such an exercise to ever take place in the state.

The resolution moved jointly by the ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition Congress and CPI(M) was passed by voice vote while the BJP boycotted it.

"We will never let BJP implement the National Register of Citizens in West Bengal," Mamata said at the Assembly during a discussion on the motion on the NRC which is a validation of Indian citizenship in Assam.

"The Assam Accord was signed during Rajiv Gandhi's regime so that peace and tranquility return to Assam. This was not acceptable to any other states," she said during the discussion on the motion under Rule 185.

She went on to add "I welcome Nitish Kumar's statement that they (his party the JD(U)) will also not implement NRC in Bihar".

The NRC in Assam was updated under the monitoring of the Supreme Court and the final list, published on August 31, excluded over 19 lakh applicants.