In India, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee throws a big challenge to PM Narendra Modi
NEW DELHI - In India , West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says as long as she is alive discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act will not be implemented in Bengal.
Speaking at a programme Naihati, West Bengal, she said no one can snatch away the rights of the people of the country like citizenship.
Banerjee said no one has to leave the country or the state and there will not be any detention centre in Bengal.
Supporting the students' protest across the country against the contentious act, she said why they can vote to elect a government on turning 18 but not have the right to protest.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people with their hands tied marched towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence to protest against amended citizenship act.