Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Shootings due to BJP's Instigation: Mamata Banerjee

Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Shootings due to BJP's Instigation: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today slammed BJP leaders for allegedly branding anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters as "anti-nationals", and said the recent firings outside Jamia Millia University and Shaheen Bagh in Delhi were attempts to terrorise the peaceful people.

Ms Banerjee said unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who "calls himself a "chowkidaar" (watchman) only during polls", she takes care of people and attends to their problems round the year.

"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 in North 24 Parganas.

Extending her support to the Shaheen Bagh protesters, Ms Banerjee, who is also the TMC supremo, said some parties are tyring to "spread misinformation" on the issue of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

"CAA won't grant you citizenship, it will turn you into a foreigner," she added.