Presidential election 2017: Voted for Meira Kumar to protest ‘atrocities’ in country, says Mamata Banerjee

"Demonetisation and GST (are the) biggest scams. We will not bow down our head, we will be happy to go to jail," said Mamta Banerjee. She also said that her party is going to play an aggressive role in the ongoing monsoon session of the parliament.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 17, 2017 4:30 pm
presidential election, mamta 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

With the presidential elections underway in Parliament, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her party, the Trinamool Congress, has voted for the Opposition candidate Meira Kumar to register protest against the “present atrocities” in the country. Speaking to the media, she said, “It’s a vote against injustice. For sake of country we urge everyone to not support BJP and stand beside people.”

Mamata also set the tone for the ongoing Monsoon Session, saying that her party will play an aggressive role in Parliament.

Calling on the Opoposition to come on the same platform, the West Bengal Chief Minister also slammed the BJP’s most talked about initiatives like demonestisation and GST calling them the biggest scam. “Demonetisation and GST (are the) biggest scams. We will not bow our head, we will be happy to go to jail,” she said.

She also lashed out at the central government for the way it was handling India’s international relations. “Centre has ruined relationships with Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh. We are the worst sufferers. Where is NIA? Intelligence agencies? Why are the borders kept open? What is SSB, IB, RAW doing here? People belonging to the Jamaat are being allowed inside,” she was quoted as saying by ANI.

Her remarks come at a time when NDA is already under constant criticism from the opposition over China-Dokhlam issue, the increasing number of lynching cases and the tense situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The Opposition plans to corner the government over these issues in the Monsoon Session that started on Monday and will continue till August 11.

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    sagar
    Jul 18, 2017 at 12:45 am
    sometime she speaks truth
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      Rakesh
      Jul 17, 2017 at 11:58 pm
      Mamata Banerjee for next PM. Religious Zeolots and Communal Thugs destroying the country for personal greed.
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        pradeep
        Jul 17, 2017 at 10:02 pm
        Doesnot deserve any comment! avoid buying chinese goods! Please pass on the message!
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          sdas
          Jul 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm
          Wonderful - 6 of your own MLA's did not vote for your candidate ! So, stop your arrogance - Bengal is failing.
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            Bunty
            Jul 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm
            Whole India is falling under BJP and Modi.
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            imti
            Jul 17, 2017 at 7:34 pm
            The biggest scams to loot people are from MAMATa in West Bengal. Now TMC using its goons to suppress the loot with killings - pre-independence british style??
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              Dalit
              Jul 18, 2017 at 12:02 am
              But it is BJP Ministers and CMs involved in Vyapam Scam, Lalit Gate, DDCA Scam, Mining Scam, Hydel power Scam and other one dozen scams plus cold blooded murders of 50 innocents who exposed BJP and RSS leaders looting the country through Vyapam Scam.
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              vihari naidu
              Jul 17, 2017 at 7:02 pm
              Bhakt logic: Elect a Dalit to the post of President, all those atrocities on Dalits in BJP ruled states get washed away.
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                Sankaran Krishnan
                Jul 17, 2017 at 6:53 pm
                The same is applicable to her Govt. in West Bengal which indulges in atrocities and be ready for complete wash out in the next election be it LS or Assembly and after that will TMC be alive is the query ???
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                  Sangat Singh
                  Jul 17, 2017 at 5:54 pm
                  Mamta ji, tusi cheese ho!
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