Mamata Banerjee Meets PM Modi In Delhi, Demands Withdrawal Of BSF Jurisdiction Extension

Mamata Banerjee Meets PM Modi In Delhi, Calls for Withdrawal Of BSF Jurisdiction Extension

New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence within the nationwide capital.

Through the assembly, the 2 leaders mentioned quite a lot of points associated to West Bengal together with the jurisdiction of Border Safety Pressure (BSF) within the state.

“I met Prime Minister Narendra Modi as we speak over quite a lot of state-related points. We additionally spoke on the BSF’s jurisdiction extension concern and demanded that this resolution be withdrawn,” Banerjee informed reporters after the assembly. 

The Centre had issued a notification on October 11, extending the jurisdiction of BSF from 15 km from the worldwide border to 50 km in Assam, West Bengal and Punjab.

Nevertheless, the West Bengal legislative meeting on November 16 handed a decision in opposition to the Centre’s resolution to increase the BSF jurisdiction on worldwide border of the state. With this, it turned the second state after Punjab to cross such a decision.

Talking to the media earlier than going to Delhi on Monday night, the Chief Minister had stated: “I shall converse to him (PM Modi) on the extension of jurisdiction by the BSF. They’re bulldozing the states within the identify of cooperative federalism. This can not proceed. I shall converse to the Prime Minister about it,” she had stated.

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Earlier than assembly PM Modi, the TMC supremo additionally met Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy. Throughout her go to to the nationwide capital, a string of political leaders from a number of political events, together with Congress and BJP, have joined the TMC. 

Chief Minister’s Delhi go to can also be touted to be her continued efforts to carry collectively a powerful Opposition to defeat the BJP within the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

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