On Saturday, BJP chief Kailash Vijayvargiya confident the Matua group in Thakurnagar in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal of implementation of the Citizenship Modification Act (CAA). This assurance comes days following West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lied to the Matua local community that they do not call for citizenship below CAA as ‘they are by now citizens of India’.
When addressing the media, BJP’s countrywide basic secretary knowledgeable, “We do not require the assistance of the Point out authorities. The Centre has the electricity to carry out CAA in West Bengal. It will be implemented, irrespective of the support of the Condition.” It has been a very long-standing desire of the Matua group that they are provided with lasting citizenship.
“Matuas, Nama Shudras have been dwelling in India as refugees, soon after coming to India from Pakistan and Bangladesh to stay clear of spiritual persecution. We will give them citizenship to them, under any instances, and none can stop us,” Kailash Vijayvargiya emphasised. He had achieved Shantanu Thakur, BJP MP from Bongaon and a Matua neighborhood chief, for the duration of his visit to Thakurnagar. Shantanu additional, “We will be searching ahead to Union Property Minister Amit Shah producing the announcement on implementation of CAA all through his take a look at to Thakurnagar.”
TMC lies and cries foul
TMC leader Sougata Roy claimed that Matuas have by now been offered everlasting citizenship and the correct to vote. “The assurance to give them citizenship is akin to stating that they are not citizens,” he alleged. Previous TMC MP Mamata Thakur also claimed that the party will announce a sit-in protest versus the decision. “We will not take citizenship like this,” she mentioned.
Earlier past 7 days, Mamata Banerjee, when addressing a rally in Gopalnagar in Matua-dominated Bongaon in North 24-Parganas district tried to appease the persons from Matua community. She had claimed that the BJP was trying to divide people by promising citizenship below CAA. Boasting that Matua men and women are currently Indian citizens, Banerjee explained, “I’m saying all Matua men and women are Indian citizens. There’s no want for a certificate for it.”
Who are the Matuas?
Matuas are ‘lower-caste’ Hindu immigrants from Bangladesh who have migrated to India, owing to religious persecution. The local community was started by Harichand Thakur (1812-1878) and his son Guruchand Thakur (1846-1937), who lived at Faridpur in Bangladesh. Whilst their households came to Bengal in 1946, most of their neighborhood associates entered India ‘illegally’ just after 1971.
They keep influence in in excess of 40 constituencies in the Point out. While they have supported the TMC in the earlier, the BJP has witnessed a voting shift in the direction of them in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The Matua neighborhood in West Bengal is awaiting the implementation of CAA, reports counsel. BJP chief JP Nadda experienced previously confident that the regulations were remaining framed for implementation of CAA.