Trinamool To Pray At Rajghat If Permission Denied For Delhi Protest

Mamata Banerjee is starting a go to to Dubai and Spain on Tuesday to hunt investments.


Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, lashing out on the Centre for what she termed “vendetta politics” on Monday, stated her partymen will pray at Rajghat if permission to protest in Delhi on Mahatma Gandhi’s delivery anniversary is denied.

Trinamool Congress had sought permission from the Delhi Police to protest the non-release of NREGA dues to Bengal at three venues within the nationwide capital together with Rajghat the place Gandhi’s ashes are stored.

“How can Delhi Police give permission (for the protest) when they’re scared? They don’t seem to be our enemies however they need to comply with political directives. Each particular person can go to pay their respects to Mahatma Gandhi on Gandhi Jayanti. In the event that they deny us permission to protest, our MPs, MLAs, and zilla parishad presidents can go and pray at Rajghat,” Ms Banerjee advised reporters on the state secretariat on Monday.

Demanding the Centre launch NREGA funds resulting from Bengal directly, the Chief Minister stated, “They haven’t given us cash for 100 days’ of labor, roads, and Gramin Awas Yojana”.

“Bengal owes Rs 1.15 lakh-crore below varied heads. If they’ve even the slightest respect for federalism and state-Centre relations, they need to launch the funds on the earliest. It’s not good to play politics with the poor,” she stated.

She additionally denounced the summons despatched by the Enforcement Directorate to her nephew and Trinamool common secretary Abhishek Banerjee, who’s accused within the college jobs rip-off in addition to in one other case associated to cow smuggling, and termed it as a bid to “browbeat a youth chief”.

“That is political vendetta. Summoning Abhishek is pointless harassment and this might boomerang. There’s nothing in opposition to me. They wish to harm the facility of our youth wing. However the youth in Bengal won’t tolerate it,” Banerjee stated.

The Trinamool Congress chief, who has been engaged in a disagreement with the Governor CV Ananda Bose over varied points, nonetheless, made gentle of the letter he despatched her, saying he had merely despatched her “greatest needs for the upcoming overseas journey. I can not spill the contents of a private letter as it’s confidential”.

On Tuesday, Ms Banerjee is starting a go to to Dubai and Spain to hunt investments.

“I’m going overseas after 5 years since no permission was given to me for overseas travels, although I had a number of invites,” she stated.

Describing Ms Banerjee’s allegation of “vendetta politics” on ED summons to Abhishek Banerjee as “baseless”, the BJP questioned whether or not “creating obstacles in free and truthful probe” is a part of the political agenda of the ruling occasion within the state.

“Will the ED and Central Bureau of Investigation take permission from the Chief Minister and Abhishek Banerjee earlier than summoning TMC leaders accused in varied graft instances? Is creating obstacles in free and truthful probe a part of TMC’s political agenda when its leaders are summoned by the ED and the CBI,” BJP state spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya stated.