BJP interfering in people’s personal rights: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Addressing a public meeting Mamata Banerjee said no government in a democracy can take away people's personal rights which could compromise their safety and security.

By: PTI | Updated: December 1, 2017 7:38 pm
BJP interfering in people's personal rights: Mamata Banerjee West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (File)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the BJP of “interfering” in people’s personal rights by “forcing” them to link their bank accounts and mobile numbers with their Aadhaar numbers.

Addressing a public meeting she said no government in a democracy can take away people’s personal rights which could compromise their safety and security.

Reiterating her stand not to link her Aadhaar number with her bank accounts and and mobile number, she said, “Let them disconnect my mobile. The Centre is interfering with the people’s personal rights by forcing them to link their bank accounts and mobile numbers with their Aadhaar number.”

According to Banerjee, “They should first ensure that safety and security of bank accounts of any person will not be jeopardised by linking Aadhaar with bank accounts.”

Hitting out at the NDA government, she said “There is a government that is more busy in giving lectures than working for the benefit of the people.”

“The BJP is practising divisive politics by bringing in a sharp division among people directly. It is also trying to put people of one religion or community against another to vitiate the situation in the country,” she alleged.

“How dare they (BJP) criticise me of being partial to a certain section of people – it is absolutely baseless. I work for all sections of the people belonging to different religions and communities and try to alleviate the social and economic standings of those deprived,” she said.

“The prime minister stops addressing a rally at the time of azan or prayer in any nearby mosque. Why doesn’t he follow this even during the elections?” Banerjee questioned.

At the meeting, the chief minister announced bifurcation of North 24 Parganas district, whose Basirhat sub-division would be made a new district soon as wound Sundarbans in South 24 Parganas district.

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  1. S
    Dec 1, 2017 at 11:54 pm
    This lady is nonsense lady. I felt shame to hear and see also as a Bengali and such useless anti Hindu women but she called Brahmani became cm of bengal which is fully different of bengali people high thinking and intellectual level .where from such lady has come told as bengali which I am feeling very disturb such a lady becoem cm of bengal which is fully different as a Bengali people thinking and action if we compare with this lady as cm of bengal/.
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      Rajesh Sharma
      Dec 1, 2017 at 9:31 pm
      The diabolical idea of Aadhaar promoted by the Congress and BJP has turned out to be independent India's biggest scam ever, surpassing Bofors, 2G, etc. The coming together of shady Western defence companies, corrupt Indian babus and the smooth-talking super s-a-l-e-s-man Nandan Nilekani has made India's 1-billion population into the world's largest laboratory-cum-zoo for surveillance and control. No amount of high-pitched propaganda justifying its necessity for preventing corruption, terror, leakage of funds, etc holds any water. The Supreme Court must get out of its slumber and strike down this Frankenstein's monster immediately before it destroys India. Even otherwise, the Aadhaar system is doomed to collapse due to its inherent structural weaknesses. So it is better to stop it now rather than repent later. We must not forget that even America is dismantling it's massve Social Security Number (SSN) system after a major hacking attack:
      1. S
        Dec 1, 2017 at 8:21 pm
        This lady must be committed into an ins uition. She has lost her senses.
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          Gaurav Singh
          Dec 1, 2017 at 8:06 pm
          practice what you preach !
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            Jehangir E
            Dec 1, 2017 at 8:05 pm
            Who is she trying to protect? Only crooks, con artists, corrupt politicians, real estate mafia, terrorist financiers, s company directors..........who have to hide their ill gotten wealth think like this. Honest citizens and poor people do not have these problems. So back off.
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