Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today launched an attack on BJP leaders for allegedly labelling anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters as anti-nationals, and stated that the recent firings outside Jamia University and Shaheen Bagh were attempts to threaten the peaceful demonstrators.
Mamata Banerjee said unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who calls himself a ‘chowkidaar’ only in the time of elections, she takes care of people and deals with their problems.
"I don't belong to a group that spreads hatred among masses. It is due to instigation by the BJP leaders, incidents of firing took place outside Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Millia. These are attempts to terrorize the masses," Ms Banerjee said, while addressing a rally at Bongaon.
Holding out her support to the Shaheen Bagh protesters, the West Bengal CM, stated that some political parties are trying to mislead on the issue of Citizenship Amendment Act.
"CAA won't grant you citizenship, it will turn you into a foreigner," she added.