Accept the mandate and let us work now, Didi tells the Center | India News
KOLKATA: Learn to “accept the mandate of the people” and “let us work on Covid now,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told the Center and the BJP on Thursday, claiming that central ministers were coming to Bengal. to organize communal riots.
“We don’t want to fight you right now,” Banerjee said.
“We swore on Wednesday at 10.45 in the morning, the first stern letter from the Center reached us at 7 in the afternoon of the same afternoon and a central team arrived on Thursday morning. Did central teams ever come to ask about the shortages of oxygen and vaccines – the Center was equally proactive when Hathras (gang rape incident) occurred and riots broke out in Delhi or Uttar Pradesh, “he added.
Banerjee announced Rs 2 lakh as compensation for the relatives of 16 people who died in the post-election violence, “most of them before May 3, when the model code of electoral conduct was in force and law and order they depended on the Electoral Commission. ”
“I know that money cannot bring back those who have died, but this will provide some relief to grieving families,” he said. One of the dead was a follower of Sanjukta Morcha and the rest were from BJP and Trinamool.
Banerjee then appealed to the Center and the BJP: “… Common sense prevail. There are many fake videos in circulation. Stop instigating people. They sent me a fake video on Wednesday night showing a woman being attacked. It turned out to be a logging dispute, “he said.
“All BJP CMs have been asked to speak out against me,” he said in response to the assertion by Assam BJP leaders that Bengal BJP workers were taking refuge in Assam. “Cooch Behar borders Assam. People from Assam come to Bengal when there is unrest there. It is significant that BJP has won most of the seats in Cooch Behar,” he said. Banerjee has said that most of the violence occurs in areas where the BJP has won.
The Bengal CM questioned the presence of central ministers in Bengal who, it said, “went to the villages and instigated communal disturbances.”