TMC MLA’s instructions to his party workers against Hindus coming from Bangladesh
Bardhaman (Bengal) – A video of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Khokan Das has become viral on social media where he is saying that many immigrants were coming to Bengal from Bangladesh. Many Hindus amongst them would vote for BJP due to their religious sentiments; therefore, we should plan it in such a way that people supporting our party should only be included in the electoral list. It is said that the video was from a meeting held on the 15th of November 2022.
WB | Many new people are coming to the state from Bangladesh…Many of these people vote for BJP based on Hindu sentiments. Please ensure only those who support our party get a place in the voters’ list: TMC MLA Khokan Das (12.11) pic.twitter.com/QbRRIsvjpI
— ANI (@ANI) November 17, 2022
BJP’s spokesperson for Bardhaman district, Saumyaraj Mukhopadhyay, said that instead of politicising the issue, Das should inform the Central and State Governments about such infiltration. For the same reason, the Citizenship Amendment Act is being brought in.
U-turn by Khokan Das !
Khokan Das was asked about his statement as seen in the video when he said that Bangladeshi immigrants are entering every day and he just instructed his party workers to see to it that the names of the immigrants were not included in the electoral list.