Speaking at a rally in Malda, Shah targeted the TMC: “They are very fond of infiltrators. To expel the infiltrators, NRC was brought but they misled the people of Bengal by saying Bengalis will be driven out."
Stating that a formal letter is being drafted and will be sent to the minister soon, a senior leader said, “He (Singh) has been busy with political campaigns due to the upcoming state elections... Once he is back, we will start pressing for the issue.”
A certified copy of the 1951 National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam — which the state is seeking to update now — shows eight members of the Dey family registered at House No. 63, Salmara Bazaar village, Dhubri district.
The statement from the MHA has come shortly after INPT leaders had claimed that Rajnath Singh assured them to 'take initiatives' for revising NRC in Tripura after the ongoing process in Assam gets over.
Bangladesh's Information Minister told The Indian Express, “We think Amit Shah's statement is inappropriate, it is not based on information, and it is unwanted. We regard this statement as a private statement, and not of the government."