October 25, 2019
North Bengal should be ready to give befitting answer: Didi on NRC
“North Bengal should be ready to give a befitting answer. We don’t want NRC. We don’t want to create divide among people and communities using the Citizens Amendment Act. We want all to coexist in peace without any division and without any violence. There is nothing to worry, nothing to get frustrated over. There will be no NRC,” stated Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Siliguri while inaugurating a Kali Puja on Thursday.
The CM also said, “Bangla never says we will allow this festival and won’t allow that festival. Hindu-Muslim-Christian-Sikh-Parsi-Jain-Gorkha-Bengali-Rajbanshi – we all coexist here in peace and harmony. People of all faiths and backgrounds come together to celebrate festivals.”
The CM, who is on a tour of North Bengal, returned from Kurseong to the plains on Thursday, where she inaugurated the Kali Puja organised by Biplab Smriti Athletic Club in Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri. Earlier during the day, the Chief Minister visited the Netaji Museum at Giddepahar on the fringes of Kurseong for the first time.
After garlanding the bust of Netaji, Banerjee said while talking to media persons: “The condition of the building was very bad. In 2017 we had thoroughly renovated it keeping the heritage character of the house. The house has been declared a heritage too. I have come to see if the renovation work has been done properly.”