Kolkata, January 14: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the Central government for not allowing the Trinamool Congress leaders to meet National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, who is under detention in Kashmir for several months now. Banerjee reminded how she welcomed PM Narendra Modi -- without taking his name -- during his latest visit on Sunday.
Banerjee also alleged that the TMC leaders were not allowed to come out of airport at Guwahati during anti-CAA protests and were barred from entering Jawaharlal Nehru University. Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party for bias, Banerjee said, as quoted by news agency ANI, "I had sent our people to meet Farooq Abdullah, but you did not allow them to come out of airport. We know how to respect our guests but that doesn't mean our party leaders will not be allowed to enter Jammu and Kashmir, Guwahati, and JNU." CAA Protests Row: Mamata Banerjee Hits Out at Dilip Ghosh's 'Shoot Them Like Dog' Remark, Says 'West Bengal Isn't Uttar Pradesh'.
Here's the ANI tweet:
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata: I had sent our people to meet Farooq Abdullah, but you did not allow them to come out of airport. We know how to respect our guests but that doesn't mean our party leaders will not be allowed to enter Jammu & Kashmir, Guwahati, and JNU. pic.twitter.com/TpfzEAPybT
— ANI (@ANI) January 14, 2020
Earlier on Monday, Banerjee had slammed BJP stating that they don't have to take any responsibility if anything goes wrong. She was commenting on Medinipur MP and West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh's comment over 'shooting down those involved damaging public property like what is practiced in Uttar Pradesh'.
It is to be known that Banerjee had been vocal against the CAA, NRC and updation of NPR since beginning. She has also issued a directive to put a stay on the updation of NPR and clearly mentioned that CAA and NRC won't be implemented in the state of West Bengal.
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