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Mamata pleads for another chance to those left out of NRC

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NEW DELHI, Sept 19 - West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged the Centre to give another chance to those left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

Banerjee said she has handed over a letter to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah urging him that the genuine voters left out in the NRC in Assam should be given another chance.

Banerjee said it was her first meeting with Shah after he became the Home Minister. She said she discussed with him various issues as West Bengal has borders with neighbouring countries. She, however, did not bring up anything regarding NRC in Bengal.

She yesterday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

�I raised the issue of Assam NRC with the Home Minister... I spoke to him about the exclusion of 19 lakh people out of the Assam NRC, some of who are Hindi speaking, Bengali and Gorkha people and genuine Indian voters,� Banerjee told reporters, coming out of the meeting with Shah.

Asked about talks of bringing NRC to West Bengal, Banerjee ruled out the speculation and said that this was not discussed in the brief meeting with Amit Shah. �He didn�t speak about NRC in West Bengal. There is no need for NRC there,� she said.

Interestingly, Amit Shah on Wednesday said that there is need for a nationwide NRC like that in Assam to throw all illegal immigrants out of the country.

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Mamata pleads for another chance to those left out of NRC

NEW DELHI, Sept 19 - West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged the Centre to give another chance to those left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

Banerjee said she has handed over a letter to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah urging him that the genuine voters left out in the NRC in Assam should be given another chance.

Banerjee said it was her first meeting with Shah after he became the Home Minister. She said she discussed with him various issues as West Bengal has borders with neighbouring countries. She, however, did not bring up anything regarding NRC in Bengal.

She yesterday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

�I raised the issue of Assam NRC with the Home Minister... I spoke to him about the exclusion of 19 lakh people out of the Assam NRC, some of who are Hindi speaking, Bengali and Gorkha people and genuine Indian voters,� Banerjee told reporters, coming out of the meeting with Shah.

Asked about talks of bringing NRC to West Bengal, Banerjee ruled out the speculation and said that this was not discussed in the brief meeting with Amit Shah. �He didn�t speak about NRC in West Bengal. There is no need for NRC there,� she said.

Interestingly, Amit Shah on Wednesday said that there is need for a nationwide NRC like that in Assam to throw all illegal immigrants out of the country.