Differences within party out: TMC mouthpiece slams BJP over ‘flats to Rohingyas’ row

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Soon after a controversy erupted over shifting Rohingya refugees to flats with basic facilities in Delhi’s Bakkarwala, Trinamool Congress mouthpiece Jago Bangla slammed the BJP saying differences within the party were out in the open.

Newly appointed TMC mouthpiece Jago Bangla editor, MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray. (File photo)

Hours after shifting Rohingya refugees to flats with basic facilities and round-the-clock security in Delhi’s Bakkarwala sparked a row, Trinamool Congress (TMC) mouthpiece Jago Bangla slammed the BJP saying differences within the party were out in the open.

“Differences within the BJP are out in the open. At one end, Hardeep Puri says that Rohingyas will be rehabilitated in Delhi. On the other hand, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs says that nothing of that sort will happen,” the TMC mouthpiece stated.

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On early Wednesday, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri took to Twitter lauding the government’s decision to shift the Rohingya refugees to flats allotted to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category with basic facilities and round-the-clock security in Delhi’s Bakkarwala area.

He said, “India has always welcomed those who have sought refuge in the country. Those who made a career out of spreading canards on India’s refugee policy deliberately linking it to CAA will be disappointed.”

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Later sources in the government have clarified that Rohingya refugees were just being shifted, not given ownership of flats in Delhi.

The TMC mouthpiece said the MHA considered them to be legal immigrants who would be deported back to their country and they would be kept in detention centres till then.

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“It once again proves that the centre does not have any policies,” it stated.

“One minister says flats will be given to others and another says they will be deported back and no such decision has been taken in the cabinet,” it stated.

The party mouthpiece questioned, “How is this government running? Who has taken the decision? On whose advice did Hardeep Puri even say what he said?”

“BJP’s departing bell has rung!” it stated.

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