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West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee Speaks To Sharad Pawar Following Clash With BJP

Mumbai: A senior Maharashtra leader said that Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and NCP chief Sharad Pawar spoke today and what they called the BJP-led central government’s attempts to misuse its powers to destabilize opposition-ruled states, a senior Maharashtra leader said.

Nawab Mallik, a spokesperson of Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), said that Mamata Banerjee spoke about Center targeting her government before the elections in Bengal, especially with reference to three senior police officers being ordered to report to Delhi after an attack on BJP chief JP Nadda’s car near Kolkata recently.

Nawaz Mallik told reporters, “Sharad Pawar and Mamata Banerjee discussed how the BJP is trying to destabilize Bengal, withdrawing government officials at will and violating state rights.”

He said, “Mamata Banerjee and Sharad Pawar will also hold meetings with other national leaders. Mr. Pawar will go to Bengal if needed.”

With four months of high assembly elections in Bengal, Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of doing everything to try and weaken its government and its Trinamool Congress party.

Shah, in a press conference in Bolpur on Sunday, accused the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal of leaving corruption and extortion behind that it overtook West Bengal on various parameters in most states of the country.

Banerjee said, “I want to tell Amit-Ji that you are the Home Minister and it does not suit you to investigate the lies committed by your party workers.”

Ensuring that she would give a detailed response to Shah’s allegations on Tuesday, the chief minister said, “I will speak today on only two things, saying that we are zero in the industry, we are number one in MSME.”

“He also said that we have not made village roads, we are number one on that count too and this information has been shared by the Government of India,” she added.

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