Trinamool Congress sending six MPs to Assam on Thursday

As indicated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Comgress will send an eight member delegation to Assam to monitor the process to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Six of the eight members are MPs. Following the publication of the draft NRC, it came to light that more than 40 lakh people are left out of the latest NRC list.

“On August 2 and 3, a delegation comprising 6 MPs from Trinamool (Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Ratna De Nag, Nadimul Haque, Arpita Ghosh, Mamata Thakur) and State Minister Firhad Hakim will be visiting Assam for #NRCAssam,” a Trinamool statement noted.

MLA Mahua Moitra is also a member of the delegation, noted a separate statement.

In a press conference on Monday, Ms. Banerjee indicated that Trinamool will send a team of MPs to Assam to monitor the NRC process and listen to those who were left out of the draft.

“If required, I may go as well. I am not interpreting this as a law and order problem but a humanitarian crisis,” Ms. Banerjee said.

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