Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee talks on Tripura violence, BSF jurisdiction in meet with PM Narendra Modi

Apart from speaking about the violence in Tripura and the issue of BSF jurisdiction in Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the state is yet to get Rs 96,605 crore for calamities in the state.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. (Picture credit: @PMOIndia)

In a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee discussed the violence in Tripura and the issue of BSF jurisdiction in Bengal.

“I have spoken about Tripura violence, informed the Prime Minister about what’s happening there and how Saayoni was targeted,” said Mamata Banerjee.

Mamata Banerjee also mentioned that the state is yet to get Rs 96,605 crore from Centre for natural calamities that massacred the state.

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Talking about Bengal’s BSF jurisdiction, the chief minister also mentioned: “If BSF gets more power, it disturbs the law and order situation and one must know that law is a state subject.”

The CM said this in reference to the Cooch Behar case where BSF had indiscriminately fired.

“This is why, I requested the PM to discuss the issue and to make sure the federal structure isn’t unnecessarily disturbed.”

Speaking about Trinamool fighting from other states, Mamata said: “TMC will fight from where it is needed. If Akhilesh Yadav wants us to support them in Uttar Pradesh, we will.”

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had on Monday said she will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during her visit to Delhi, and raise issues concerning the enhancement of BSF jurisdiction as well as the ongoing “atrocities” in Tripura.

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