Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Narendra Modi: ‘Don’t see Darjeeling violence from narrow political mind’

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New Delhi | Published: October 16, 2017 7:51:49 PM

"BJP is hatching conspiracy to divide Bengal, we will not bow down," Banerjee said.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh regarding the withdrawal of Central forces from the state. Banerjee said that its unfortunate that Central has withdrawn the forces from violence-hit region of the state without consulting her government. Banerjee further told media that she has requested Union home minister not to withdraw central forces from Darjeeling. “I have written a strong letter to PM and HM over the withdrawal of Central forces, requesting them to not see this from the narrow political mind,” CM Banerjee was quoted as saying by ANI. She further alleged BJP of repeatedly trying to disturb the situation in Darjeeling and claimed that one BJP minister is directly involved in the violence. “BJP is hatching conspiracy to divide Bengal, we will not bow down,” Banerjee said.

Earlier too, Banerjee had held the Centre responsible for the Darjeeling unrest and said the state government would not tolerate any rumour-mongering that might endanger peace, PTI had reported. The CM had requested the people in the hills and the former Maoist stronghold of Jangalmahal not to pay heed to any form of instigation or rumours. “There was peace in the (Darjeeling) hills. Due to Delhi’s instigation, the peace was disturbed for a few days but peace has returned to the hills again,” Banerjee was quoted as saying by PTI “I will request everybody not to pay heed to any form of rumours. You people have to protect the peace of Jangalmahal, I’m with you as your friend,” she added.

Without naming, she accused the BJP of creating differences in the country. “In India, a new political party with saffron flags has evolved. It is trying to create differences among people. It is fomenting trouble from one village to another…also trying to create division among the Hindus and Muslims, Sikhs and Christians,” she alleged.

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