North 24 Parganas: While batting for the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, PM Narendra Modi on Saturday urged West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to support it in Rajya Sabha.
While speaking at a public meeting at Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas district organised by All India Matua Mahasangha, Modi said: "People belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Parsee and Jain communities had fled places like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Should not they be given citizenship here? That is why we have brought in the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament."
"I want to ask TMC to support it so that it can be passed easily and people can get their rights,” he added.