Friday, 16 November, 2018

Our first aim is to oust BJP: Mamata

Potato And Potato Chips Are Not Same: Mamata Banerjee Takes On BJP Mamta Warns Of Bloodbath & Civil War
Ellis Copeland | 02 August, 2018, 13:07

"I am interested in seeing that all parties should work together".

The West Bengal chief minister, who has strongly criticised National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft for Assam, has also sought an appointment with the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the issue. Mr Shah, in his speech in Parliament on Tuesday had said that the NRC was the essence of the Illegal migrants in border states is a major political issue for both the regional and national parties. While the BJP had been accusing the Trinamul of resorting to blatant appeasement politics, the later accuses the saffron party of trying to divide people on religious ground.

"Some unwarranted speculation in social media about denial of permission to a political party on 11 August has come to our notice".

"Whichever party is strong in one particular region should put up a candidate against the BJP... It is our neighbour, will we not raise our voice if our neighbour is unhappy?" she asked.

She reiterated that she was not eyeing the PM post.

In the two days that she has been in the national capital, Mamata has met opposition leaders Sharad Pawar, H.D. Deve Gowda and Arvind Kejriwal.

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TMC leader Derek O'Brien said that apart from opposition leaders, Banerjee will also meet Ram Jethmalani, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha during her visit.

Earlier in the day, senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel and Ghulam Nabi Azad had met Mamata in Parliament.

After NRC published the complete draft on July 30 excluding more than 40 lakh people, Mamata Banerjee said, the NRC might lead to civil war and there will be bloodshed.

Meanwhile, a police complaint was lodged against Banerjee by a youth leader in Assam's Lakhimpur over her alleged provocative remarks on the NRC draft. After meeting the Congress leaders, however, she blamed the BJP for the uncertainty over the exercise.

"The BJP can not stop me". Almost 40 lakh people were declared "outsiders" in the NRC draft released on Monday. Abdullah has maintained that the Congress has to be the "backbone" of the opposition unity with its chief Rahul Gandhi at the forefront of the campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Congress is satisfied after Mamata has also clarified that she is not in the PM race.

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