Mamata asks PM to withdraw increased jurisdiction of BSF, discusses Tripura violence

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New Delhi, Nov 24 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed a range of issues, including the increased jurisdiction of BSF in the state, Covid management, and Tripura violence.

Banerjee after the meeting with the prime minister said she raised the Border Security Force jurisdiction issue and called it against the spirit of federalism.

“I met the Prime Minister today and raised a number of issues. We spoke about the BSF jurisdiction issue, I told him it is against the spirit of federalism, and demanded that the decision be withdrawn,” Banerjee said after the meeting.

Banerjee also raised the Tripura violence issue and asked the Prime Minister to intervene.

She discussed issues related to the jute industry and invited Modi to attend the Bengal Global Business Summit.

Covid-19 management also came up during their discussion. Banerjee said she asked the Center to ensure West Bengal’s vaccine requirement were met.

Asked about the Uttar Pradesh elections and possibility of an alliance with the Samajwadi Party, the Trinamool chief said, “If Akhilesh needs help we are ready to extend help.”

She also said she would be visiting Mumbai between November 30 and December 1 and meet Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackarey, and NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

Banerjee arrived in Delhi on Monday for a three day tour. On Tuesday, a series of joinnings took place in the Trinamool Congress.

Kirti Azad from Congress; former MP from Janata Dal (United) Pavan Varma and former Congress MP Ashok Tanwar joined Trinamool.


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