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Mamata writes to OPPN leaders: “We must unite against the BJP one-party authoritarian government plan” | India News


NEW DELHI: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter on Wednesday to top opposition leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and Arvind Kejriwal, urging them to unite for a “united and effective” fight against the BJP’s “attacks” on democracy.
In her letter, Mamata listed seven points to emphasize how the BJP has allegedly been creating problems in states ruled by opposition leaders.
Here are the key things Mamata said in her letter …
‘Authoritarian one-party government’
West Bengal’s prime minister said the BJP wants to make it impossible for non-BJP parties to exercise their constitutional rights and freedoms.
“He wants to dilute the powers of state governments and demote them to mere municipalities. In short, he wants to establish an ‘authoritarian one-party’ government in the country,” he wrote.
In a fervent appeal to opposition leaders, the TMC chief said the time has come for a “united and effective fight” against the BJP’s “attacks” on democracy and the Constitution.
Emphasizing the need to establish a solid alternative, he wrote: “I will wholeheartedly work with you and with all other like-minded political parties in this battle. We can only win this battle with the unity of hearts and minds, and by presenting a credible alternative. to the people of India. ”
The letter was sent to Stalin of DMK, Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackeray head, YSR head of Congress Jagan Mohan Reddy, BJD head Naveen Patnaik, TRS head K Chandrashekar Rao, Samajwadi Party chair Akhilesh Yadav and the head of RJD, Tejaswi Yadav.
‘Misuse of governors’
She alleged that BJP has been misusing the governorship in many states, including hers.
“The governors have been functioning as officials of the BJP and not as neutral constitutional authorities,” he said.
‘Passing of Delhi Bill extremely serious development’
The supreme of TMC expressed concern about the passage of the Delhi National Capital Territory (Amendment) Bill by Parliament, which gives more power to the Delhi LG.
Calling it an “extremely serious event,” he said the Center has taken all powers from the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in the national capital and entrusted them to LG.
“The LG has become an undeclared viceroy of Delhi, acting as a representative of the interior minister and prime minister,” he said.
He said that the law is a direct attack on the federal structure of the Republic of India and makes a mockery of democracy as it weakens the people of Delhi.
‘Misuse of CBI’
Mamata alleged that the Center has been making “blatant and vindictive” misuse of the CBI, the Department of Education and other institutions against opposition leaders.
Giving an example from Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, where elections for the assembly are taking place, he said that the Modi government has “unleashed” the ED to carry out raids on TMC and DMK leaders.
“Unsurprisingly, these institutions target only leaders who do not belong to the BJP and never those who belong to the BJP,” he said.
Other accusations
In a series of complaints against the BJP, Mamata said that the Center has been deliberately withholding the transfer of funds to state governments, especially those governed by parties that do not belong to the BJP, thus facing problems in the implementation of development schemes. and wellness.
She accused the BJP of amassing “unlimited resources” from questionable sources, which are being used to allegedly topple non-BJP governments or engineer defections in non-BJP states.
“The Modi government’s policy of reckless and total privatization of the nation’s assets is also an attack on democracy, because these assets belong to the people of India,” he said.
Supreme TMC alleged that the Center has disabled platforms such as the National Development Council, the Interstate Council and the Planning Commission where states used to place their demands, needs or concerns.
He added that the Planning Commission has been replaced by a “toothless think tank” called Niti Aayog.

Times of India