The NRC Bill by the Central government has been almost reversed by Mamata Banerjee. She has assured that all immigrants who have been living in West Bengal for over forty-seven years would be given same rights as a citizen of India. This is problematic on so many counts. The normal citizens need to buy the land for them to stay on it, or maybe legally rent it from someone who legally owns the land. These immigrants vote in masses, so greedy politicians see this as an opportunity to secure their vote banks. And thus begins the appeasement. They don’t need to do anything and everything is free for them. Mamata Banerjee’s version of NRC is extremely unfair to Indian citizens.


This looks like a vindictive response to Amit Shah’s claim for implementing the NRC in the country. These immigrants are often miscreants who are involved in a lot of illegal activities. Being an immigrant itself makes them a criminal, so they aren’t afraid to commit any more crimes. They have committed rapes, murders, thefts and even organ trade. They are also involved in terrorist activities. This made the people of India give a mandate to the Bharatiya Janata Party to protect themselves from these miscreants. But, before they even take a step in the right direction, Mamata Banerjee has regularised the rights of these immigrants. She has also given them strategic lands like ports and railways, which are extremely sensitive when it comes to national security.
Citizenship comes under the ministry of home affairs, which is the sole decision making entity here. This move by Mamata Banerjee is merely a political gimmick to garner votes. These immigrants are a huge burden to our economy and we should not concede to their demands. This move by her is illegal and should be quashed by our judiciary. This move threatens our national security and I hope sense prevails in all. Jai Hind.

About Abhinav Khare

Abhinav Khare is the CEO of Asianet News Network and also the host of a daily show named Deep Dive with AK. He has a lifetime collection of books and gadgets and has already pinged more than hundred cities around the globe. 

He is a tech entrepreneur, who is passionate about policy, technology, economy and philosophy from ancient India. He earned an MS Engineering from the ETH Zurich and an MBA Finance from the London Business School.