West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that she will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during her visit to Delhi and discuss issues related to “widespread violence” in Tripura, along with increasing the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF). Will pick up
Banerjee also said that she would not be able to join the sit-in by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs to protest the “attack on party workers” in Tripura, but would definitely express solidarity with them.
Hitting out at Amit Shah, the TMC supremo said that the Union Home Minister has “not yet shown courtesy” and has not met TMC MPs who want to meet him over the violence in Tripura.
“During my visit to Delhi, I will meet the Prime Minister. Apart from various matters related to the state, I will raise the jurisdiction of BSF as well as issues related to Tripura violence,” she told reporters before leaving for Delhi.
Banerjee wondered why the Human Rights Commission was “not taking cognizance” of the heavy use of force in the northeastern state.
“The Tripura Chief Minister (Biplab Deb) and his government are defying the Supreme Court’s direction. They have to answer to the common people. I will appeal to the top court to take action against his government as per law.”
The Supreme Court has asked the Tripura government to ensure that no political party is prevented from “using its electoral rights in accordance with law and campaigning in a peaceful and orderly manner” for the upcoming local body elections.