‘Peace Should Prevail’, Mamata Banerjee Says After Meeting Amit Shah

After attending the lunch organized by Odisha CM, Mamata said that she had a discussion with HM Amit Shah on the violence that erupted in the national capital.

Kolkata| West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that she discussed the violence that erupted in Delhi with Union Home Minister Amit Shah. She spoke to the reporters after attending the meeting of Eastern Zonal Council (EZC) which was chaired by HM Amit Shah.

After attending the long meeting, Mamata said, “Before highlighting many issues, including pending central funds during the Eastern Zonal Council meet, I raised the issue of Delhi violence.”

She expressed concerns over the kind of violence that took place taking 42 lives in three days. She also stressed that the steps should be taken so that the situation doesn’t aggravate any further.

She said, “I am very sad about what happened in Delhi. A police constable and an Intelligence Bureau (IB) official also died. Peace must be restored in Delhi”.

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She was speaking to the media after attending the lunch hosted by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. She said that no discussions were held on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) since it wasn’t the agenda of the meeting.

“Neither they raised the issues nor did I. It was also not on the agenda. This meeting was not for that,” the West Bengal CM said.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also attended the lunch hosted at the official residence of Odisha’s CM.

On the question of whether she thinks Mr.Shah should resign after Delhi violence, She said, “The problem should be solved first and then we will discuss politics.”

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury took potshot on Mamata saying instead of demanding Shah’s resignation, she waited for him to attend the meeting in Odisha.

“Whatever has happened in Delhi shows a complete failure of Amit Shah. He should resign. I condemn this meeting. She does not have the time to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi for the opposition’s meet but she has time to meet (Amit) Shah. This shows her hidden political agenda with the BJP”, Chowdhury said.

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