The Opposition meeting has been called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to discuss the situation arising out of violence on various university campuses and protests in the country over the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.
Amit Shah challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to show him any provision in the new legislation that will snatch the citizenship of any citizen in the country.
Sourav Ganguly has impeccable credentials as cricketer-captain and is worshipped as an icon in Bengal. As the BJP craves for a viable face ahead of the 2021 Assembly polls, Sourav presents an obvious choice. It is for the new BCCI president to take it or spurn it.
The more immediate source of tension in Calcutta currently is the possibility that the forty lakh people who were declared illegal by the neighbouring state could try to flee Assam and enter the city as refugees.