NRC, infiltration, corruption - major issues in Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal
In highly politically polarised West Bengal where the ruling TMC has locked horns with the BJP, three issues - National Register of Citizens, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and infiltration - have taken centre stage in the election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls.
Employment generation, minority appeasement, corruption, TMC's role in forming the next government at the Centre, the veracity of air strikes at Balakot have also emerged as major issues.
BJP president Amit Shah has repeatedly stressed on introduction of NRC across India, specially in West Bengal and implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill if voted to power again, while TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has promised to oppose it tooth and nail.
The NRC got mired in a massive controversy after the names of around 40 lakh people, living in Assam for decades, were omitted from the complete draft that was released in 2018.