West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that the next meeting of the I.N.D.I.A alliance is scheduled to take place on 31 August and 1 September.
In regard to the violence that occurred during the panchayat polls in the state, Mamata Banerjee alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had hired individuals from outside to instigate the violence.
She further criticised the BJP, stating that any issues in Bengal were a result of their provocation and atrocities, as they would hire goons from outside and create a game plan.
She also expressed her frustration with the "double standards", that when something happens in BJP-ruled states, they are forgiven.
Mamata Banerjee directed her criticism towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence on various issues.
She specifically mentioned the cases of Bilkis Bano and the wrestlers, questioning why the Prime Minister remains silent on these matters despite claiming to be for all.
On the issue of ongoing raids by the central agencies in Bengal she said, "I don't have to say anything on democracy. But why the difference in my state. ED, CBI are being used. There is no law they can put anyone in jail.
She further added, "Till how many days they want this? This Tanasahi is going on. And falsehood does not last long. We INDIA will fight the battle."
In response to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's statement about the inability to provide security to every individual, she said, "It is a fact that a government cannot give security to each individual. You are correct. But a government should not provoke people based on caste and creed. BJP is dividing country and states. At least try to provide security and give them peace."
Mamata expressed her concern regarding the misuse of the central security force, stating that they should be deployed in areas where violence is occurring.
Bhuvan Krishna is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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