Centre letting outsiders into country to perpetrate violence in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

"You (Centre) had opened up the border and let them enter the state and now you are asking the state to submit report. It's because we are in the government that we have been able to keep the people calm despite such conspiracy against us," she claimed.

By: PTI | Nandakumar | Updated: July 10, 2017 9:03 pm
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Centre of smuggling in foreigners from across the international border to perpetrate violence in the state. Banerjee asserted that the international border was for the Central government to look after, but the Centre instead was “opening the gates and letting outsiders enter the country to conspire and cause violence.” “You (Centre) had opened up the border and let them enter the state and now you are asking the state to submit report. It’s because we are in the government that we have been able to keep the people calm despite such conspiracy against us,” she claimed.

“Both the central and state governments are elected by the people. Then why is the central government conspiring against a state government? Why are they spreading lies against a state? I want an answer to this,” Banerjee said while speaking at a programme Nandakumar. She also claimed her state was getting no cooperation from the Centre in any matter.

“I am very saddened to say that there has been non-cooperation from them (Centre). Despite the court order, no force has been deployed in Darjeeling,” she added. Reiterating that West Bengal has never supported division among people, the TMC supremo went on to accuse the Centre of doing so. “We (West Bengal) do not want to create division among people. Delhi does that but not West Bengal. Delhi has to follow West Bengal in how to progress forward with every religion if they want to be in power,” she said.

Banerjee also said a politics of dividing West Bengal was being played out and the BJP was behind it. “Playing divisive politics in West Bengal will not be an easy task. We have a history of that. There have been people who are coming from outside the state and trying to instigate riots here,” she said hinting at outsiders’ hand in Darjeeling hills unrest and Baduria riots. The BJP has been using social networking sites to spread lies using purported photographs in spreading riots in West Bengal, she further said.

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    Mannu
    Jul 13, 2017 at 12:11 am
    Terrorist allowed in the country to create communal Riots when same terrorist spread terror all over the country then only they do something. West Bengal is victim of State Sponsor Terror to create communal Riots for Polarization and Vote Bank and harm TMC Government which is doing wonderful Job contrary to those in power at Centre. Bengalis of WB are educated people and have been living in peace and harmony since 75 years and even they were united at the time of Babri Riot created by Communal Terrorist who grabbed power because of it then created Gujarat Riots and ruled Gujarat because of it for 20 years. Safronist Terrorists are biggest threat to country and doing everything to break it apart by all means.
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    1. T
      Truth and only truth wins
      Jul 11, 2017 at 11:00 pm
      Everyone knows who is spreading falsehood by putting images of Godhra riot, scene from Bhojpuri film as incident from West Bengal ....
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        Sudheer Thaakur
        Jul 11, 2017 at 1:00 am
        CONGRATULATIONS! MAMTA SCALES NEW HEIGHTS IN SPREADING FALSEHOOD.
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          Truth and only truth wins
          Jul 11, 2017 at 10:56 pm
          Satyameba jayate .... Therefore wait .... Don't be in a hurry ....
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