He was reacting to the advertisements issued in newspapers, TV channels and public hoardings opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act. The TRS is opposed to the act and has issued advertisements criticising Narendra Modi government. He also directed the CM to withdraw the advertisements forthwith. Through these advertisement, Mamta Banerjee has also opposed National Register of Citizens, which is sought to be extended to the whole country by the BJP. However, the Governor said that opposing the Act is anti-constitutional and advised Mamta to abide by the Indian constitution.
West Bengal has a huge Muslim population and a significant portion of the Muslims are Bangladeshi migrants. Mamta has been fiercely backing the Bangladeshis and has staunchly opposed the Citizenship Amendment Bill. On this issue, she has entered into a verbal duel with the Governor.