GST and Demonetisation are biggest scams of Narendra Modi government: Mamata Banerjee

Marco Green
July 17, 2017

Her comments come in the wake of a standoff with China in the Doklam area in Sikkim sector.

Talking to reporters about the Presidential election 2017 in which her party is backing Opposition's Meira Kumar, Banerjee said, "It's a vote against injustice".

A few days ago, the Banerjee-led West Bengal government filed an affidavit in the Calcutta High Court, stating that Maoists from Nepal were fomenting trouble in Darjeeling, and the Centre should intervene in this regard.

Speaking to the media after casting her presidential vote here on Monday, the West Bengal chief minister drew comparisons between the acts of cow vigilantes with the mythology of Lord Hanuman burning down Lanka with fire on his tail.

On the partys stand in the monsoon session of Parliament starting tomorrow, she said, "TMC will be aggressive".

"Who let the Jamat enter through Satkhira district (in Bangladesh)?"

The West Bengal Chief Minister's party has submitted a notice which asks for all other business of the Upper House of the parliament to be suspended, pointing out that it is vulnerable geographically to the border dispute which lies at the "Chicken's Neck" - a thin wedge of land just 23 km at its widest that links mainland India to the seven northeastern states.

The Chief Minister also raised questions on the silence and inaction of the central agencies asking, "Where is the RAW, IB, NSA and NIA", she said. She also alleged that the Centre has ruined India's relations with neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

She also lashed out at the central government for the way it was handling India's worldwide relations. "We have been sandwiched".

The West Bengal chief minister also alleged that the Centre opened the worldwide borders to create law and order problems in West Bengal.

Dilip Ghosh, state BJP president, said: "Mamata Banerjee is unnecessarily accusing the Centre".

Emphasising that she has always been for sharing good relations with Bangladesh, Banerjee said she had spoken to the external affairs minister when an effigy of that country's premier Sheikh Hasina was burnt by the VHP on 1 July.

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