Banerjee More Active Than Owaisi In Fomenting Communal Politics: BJP

New Delhi: Bhartiya Janta Party Leader Sukanta Majumdar has stated that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been more active than AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in fomenting communal politics.

While interacting with the media, Sukanta said Banerjee’s place will come above Asaduddin Owaisi in communal politics as she has started paying to Maulanas, Muazzims. He said, “Banerjee is more active than Asaduddin Owaisi in fomenting communal politics in the country. Banerjee’s place will come above Asaduddin Owaisi in communal politics. She has started giving money to Maulanas, Muazzims and she is trying to do the same with the Christian community. It is the habit of Mamta Banerjee to drag the Central government and religious angle into everything.”

He claims that Banerjee wanted to create unrest in the country, and this is beneficial for other countries. “She wants to create unrest in the country. This will benefit the neighbouring countries who want to fuel trouble in India. What is the interest of Banerjee in this? She should avoid such a habit,” he said.

On Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister had criticised the Centre and alleged that its agencies had frozen the bank accounts of the Missionaries of Charity. In her tweet she expressed her shock said it was important to enforce the law but stressed “humanitarian efforts must not be compromised”. She lashed out at the Centre for having shut down bank accounts and left “22,000 patients and employees… without food and medicines”.

“Shocked to hear that on Christmas, Union Ministry FROZE ALL BANK ACCOUNTS of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in India! Their 22,000 patients & employees have been left without food & medicines. While the law is paramount, humanitarian efforts must not be compromised,” her tweet read.

India’s government has barred the Missionaries of Charity, the Catholic religious order and philanthropic organization started by Mother Teresa, from accessing foreign donations for not meeting eligibility conditions under local laws, the Home Ministry said.

The charity, set up by the Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1950, has its headquarters in Kolkata and works with some of the country’s most poor and destitute people.

The group’s application to renew its license to continue getting foreign funds under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act “was refused on 25 December 2021 for not meeting the eligibility conditions,” the ministry said in a statement Monday. “No request / revision application has been received from Missionaries of Charity (MoC) for review of this refusal of renewal.”

The Christian charity confirmed in a statement that the renewal of its FCRA application hasn’t been approved and that it has asked its centres not to operate foreign contribution accounts until the matter is resolved. The ministry’s statement gave no details on what rules the group had flouted.

This is not the first time that a charitable organization or rights groups has lost its license to get money for its activities from overseas donors. Since it came to power in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has cracked down on hundreds of NGOs. Last year Amnesty International shut down its India operations after accusing the government of “constant harassment,” including freezing its bank accounts.

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