New Delhi: A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee created a row by demanding a 'UN-monitored referendum' on the amended Citizenship law and NRC, the centre on Friday hit out at her saying her comments tantamount to 'insult' all Indians and said she should tender an apology.
"This remark insults all Indians. This government is elected by majority....Other parties are also standing with the government. Various parties came together to ensure passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament. In democracy, no other forum can be bigger....," Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters here.
"By challenging the decision of such an elevated forum and demanding an outside body is very unfortunate. We condemn such statement. She should tender apology," Mr Javadekar said.
Addressing a rally in Kolkata on Thursday, Trinamool said had said, "If BJP has guts, it should go for a UN-monitored referendum on the amended Citizenship Act and NRC".