One Nation, All Humiliation: Mamata Banerjee on meeting with PM

Image Source: The New Indian Express Introduction: Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, declared that the recent meeting with Prime Minister, super flop event. She accused Prime minister Narendra Modi of bypassing the federal structure, and mocking and humiliating the chief ministers Mamata Banerjee’s accusations: Mamata Banerjee who came to power in Bengal for a third straight term accused the prime minister of a whole bunch of things which includes, “making buildings and statues, breaking this, building that” which was seen as a reference to the Central Vista project in the heart of Delhi – when “young people are dying”, the government not providing any financial support, not checking in on the status of oxygen supplies, beds, vaccines, etc. She termed this behavior of Modi, as arrogant and casual. She urged the participants to protest for not being allowed to speak and said that Chief Ministers are not Modi’s bonded laborers or puppets. She concluded by saying, she isn’t speaking on behalf of all the chief ministers but said the current political scenario suggests dictatorship. TMC called out: The TMC leader has been called out by BJP officials and we’re asked to rise above politics and work for the welfare of people because the covid situation calls for unison. Union minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "She (Banerjee) rarely attends the meetings called by the prime minister and today, she tried to derail the meeting between the prime minister and the district magistrates” Suvendu Adhikari tweet: The rebuttal came quickly from her arch-nemesis, Suvendu Adhikari, who tweeted, “Today, our respected CM @MamataOfficial has once again shown her total disinterest in administration. True to her style, she has politicized a meeting Hon'ble PM @narendramodi held with District Officials, where grassroots level practices to fight COVID-19 were being discussed,"

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