BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayavargiya remarked that the Citizenship Amendment Act is going to be enacted in West Bengal soon on the occasion of visiting Matua's Thakurbari in Thakurnagar on Saturday. He also declared that NRC would not be introduced in the state.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to arrive in Bangaon on December 19. Earlier, BJP leader Kailash Vijayavargiya went to Bangaon on Saturday to check the preparations. And during this visit, he went to the Thakurbari of the Matuas in Thakurnagar. He had a meeting with MP Shantanu Tagore for some time. Before the start of the meeting, Kailash stabbed CAA again in response to a question from reporters.
Commenting on the introduction of CAA in West Bengal, Kailash Vijayavargiya said, “Even if the West Bengal government opposes the implementation of CAA we (Centre) will go ahead in implementing it. If the state supports the implementation it will be fine.”
Apart from Shantanu Tagore, representatives of Matua community, Subrata Tagore and Manjulkrishna Tagore were also present at the meeting. However, Kailash Vijayavargiya said that the meeting was held to protect the etiquette.
Shantanu Tagore has been expressing anger against the BJP's central government for several days. He complained that before winning the vote, he had promised the Matuas that the citizenship law would apply.
But he has to face the question as it has not been launched yet. He then warned that Matuas re-evaluate the position of the BJP if the citizenship law does not get introduced in West Bengal soon.
According to party sources, Kailash Vijayavargiya had a meeting with Shantanu Tagore to quell his anger. Asked if the BJP has distanced itself from Shantanu Tagore, he said, "Shantanu Tagore is one of our officials. There is no distance from him. The opposition is spreading these rumours.'' He further claimed, '' After what the BJP has given to the Matua community, they will not leave the BJP and go anywhere else.”
Mamtabala Tagore, a former Trinamool MP and president of the Matua Federation, has retaliated against Kailash Vijay's remarks on the launch of the CAA. He said, “During the voting, the BJP government at the Centre had promised to give unconditional citizenship. But the granted citizenship in CAA is not unconditional .” Mamtabala Tagore made it clear on this day, '' Matuas will not get citizenship by applying. We are Indian citizens. As they were before, will be in the future.”