Mamata on vote for Meira: ‘This is a vote for resistance’

“This is a vote for resistance. We will continue to speak for the people. There are some parties which still support the BJP,’’ Mamata Banerjee said

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: July 18, 2017 10:53 am
presidential election, mamata banerjee, meira kumar, demostisation, gst, china standoff, sikkim border, india news, latest news, indian express news West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee casts her vote during Presidential election 2017 at West Bengal Legislative Assembly in Kolkata on Monday. PTI Photo

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her party’s lawmakers registered their protest against “injustice and anarchy” by supporting Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar. “We will respect the NDA candidate too if he becomes the President,’’ she said. “This is a vote for resistance. We will continue to speak for the people. There are some parties which still support the BJP.’’

Indicating JD(U) and her Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar’s support for NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, she said, “There are some forces which are supporting the BJP. We will urge them not to do so to protect the interest of the country. I wish to tell them that BJP will not spare you either.’’

Alleging that the Sangh Parivar is “trying to sell off the country just because they have the numbers”, Banerjee said, “There is injustice, anarchy and lawlessness across the country. They do pay any heed to the opinion of the people.’’ But, she added, “although they have numerical strength, they will not be able to do anything. There are constitutional norms. We also have more than two-third majority in Bengal. Despite having numerical strength we have never taken any anti-people decisions.”

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    Birendra
    Jul 18, 2017 at 1:31 pm
    why india need president and governors scrap all these posts this is a british monarchy which india has adopted get over it and stand on your own feet
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      Chander Pal
      Jul 18, 2017 at 1:23 pm
      with her DNA of out and out Muslim appea t where Hindus have no place in policy or pronouncements, she needs to be rejected. By the way no more paintings, what happened Didi.
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        Seb
        Jul 18, 2017 at 12:23 pm
        Vote and election for President is over, now u can remove the article.
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          MyTake
          Jul 18, 2017 at 9:05 am
          (... Monday said her party’s lawmakers registered their protest against “injustice and anarchy” by supporting Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar.) Injustice and anarchy is the reason? It's like the proverbial Bengali partner of the thief shouting "Police Police" to avoid any suspicion!
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            Bharat
            Jul 18, 2017 at 8:49 am
            Resistance against Hindus self asserting themselves after 70 years of Par ion dividing the sub continent by Muslims .... After the par ion again minority rights commission and 75 percent reservation and a separate Muslim Law boards and shariah courts not to mention influx of Muslims from these countries back to India as workers migratns and refugee seekers .... Sweden and Belgium are dead along with UK and she will bring the same razakars back to power in West Bengal by slamming Taslima Nasreen as we have seen the violent behaviour of Muslim mobs in WB border districts ... Why is the media silent on the atrocities on the Hindus in WB this should be national news and we saw the same mob mentality in New Delhi housing society recently ...
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              sunder
              Jul 18, 2017 at 8:39 am
              Yes you are right.It is good that some brainless like you have not voted for Mr Kovind.Corrupt Congress leader Ghulam Nahi Azad said vote for Meira Kumar is a matter of principle.Which principle?Looting the nation the Italian way.
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                Narendra M Apte
                Jul 18, 2017 at 8:22 am
                1. Politicians like Smt. Mamata Banerjee are veterans. One hopes that she understands that that accusations like ‘the Sangh Pariwar is trying to sell off the country because they have the numbers’ convey nothing. They have very little meaning. What will happen if those who are demanding a separate State for Darjeeling make similar accusations against her? 2. I wish Smt. Mamata Banerjee really understands importance of dissent in a democratic society. There have been many incidents in the past where she has used power to curb, and curb mercilessly and in an anti-democratic fashion, the dissenting voice, whether it was of students or citizens. 3. Citizens of course wish that even the BJP and the Sangh Pariwar too understand that citizens have a right to express dissent in a democratic manner, as dissent is resented much more now days!
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                  Dipak
                  Jul 18, 2017 at 8:17 am
                  Monkey Faced Hawala Queen Mamota knows her time has come. Her new home will be in Bangaladesh.
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