Dramatic visuals of woman Trinamool MP being chased by Assam police at airport emerge, Mamata Banerjee alleges super emergency


Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has lashed out at the BJP-led government of Assam after elected representatives from her party were not allowed to step outside the Silchar Airport. The TMC MPs, who had arrived in Assam to campaign against the draft NRC list, were allegedly meted out rough treatment as the visual of one female MP being chased by a local cop inside the airport surfaced on social media.

TMC MP Mohua Moitra in distress

In the video, also tweeted by Trinamool Congress, one of its MPs, Mahua Moitra can be seen running away from the cop at the airport.

Trinamool’s Rajya Sabha MP, Derek O’Brien, tweeted a photo of Moitra being dragged by cops. He wrote, “Some suppliant BJP-RSS media, also known as NK channels, why is this pic not on air ? My Trinamool colleague Mahua Moitra was in obvious distress at Silchar airport earlier today. Many in the 8-member delegation were roughed up and beaten. Report the facts. Stop the spin #pic.”

Banerjee, who returned from her trip to the national capital, told reporters that the BJP had imposed a super emergency, where the opposition MPs had no permission for free movement in India. She said, “I was in the flight. No sooner had I boarded the flight, I was informed that our MPs had been attacked and meted out barbaric treatment. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had assured me that no one will be harassed. Aftre than a parliamentary delegation consisting of one MLA, one minister and six MPs went there to meet the affected people. They were not allowed to come out of the airport itself.

“They have been beaten and manhandled by the police. Even women members have not been spared. This BJP government is working like a super emergency government.”

The controversial draft National Register of Citizens in Assam on Monday this week had left out more than 40 lakh of 3.39 crore applicants. The draft NRC had said that 3,29,91,384 people had applied for the NRC, while applications of 2,89,83,677 were accepted.

The Supreme Court had earlier in the month extended the deadline for the publication of the draft by one month to July 30 as the earlier deadline of June 30 could not be met in the wake of the flood situation in the state.

According to the tripartite accords signed in 1985 between All Assam Students’ Union, and Assam and central governments, those who registered themselves as Indian citizens in the state on or before August 24, 1971, will be considered the Indian nationals.

Muslim groups have raised concerns alleging that the move by the BJP government in the state and at the Centre was to harass Muslim population of the state to get them out of India in a bid to change the demography of the state.

Banerjee had warned of a civil war while speaking about the issue in Delhi recently. 

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